• 125 g (4 oz) slightly salted butter, softened
  • 100 g (3½ oz) demerara sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 225 g (7½ oz) self-raising flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground mixed spice
  • 1 egg
  • 150 ml (¼ pint) buttermilk
  • 175 g (6 oz) raisins

Beat together the butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and fluffy. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until evenly combined.

Using 2 forks, place small heaps of the mixture, spaced slightly apart, on 2 greased baking sheets. Sprinkle with extra demerara sugar.

Bake in a preheated oven, 190°C (375°F), Gas Mark 5, for 15–20 minutes or until deep golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve on the same day.

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