3 oz Margarine
3 oz Caster Sugar, plus extra
Finely grated rind of 1
6 oz Plain Flour, Sifted
1/2 ts Mixed Spice
2 oz Currants
1 Egg, Beaten
Preheat oven to 190C,375F,Gas Mark 5. Cream together margarine and sugar
until soft and fluffy. Add lemon rind, then fold in flour and mixed spice
with currants and enough egg to bind mixture to a stiff dough (about same
consistency as shortcrust pastry).
Roll out biscuit dough to approximately half-inch thick and press out
rounds with a 4 inch cutter. Place on greased baking trays. reroll any
leftover pastry to make more biscuits.
Bake biscuits in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown.
Sprinkle with extra caster sugar, then transfer to a wire tray. Allow to
cool before serving.