January 31, 2023

Fat Scallies

Fat Rascals are a Yorkshire luxury scone type of bake.  When ever I look after my little grandson I almost press my nose to the glass and look at them in the window of Betty’s tea room.  They cost far too much for my budget and the recipe is a secret but we decided to make some ourselves using a combination of different recipes that we found.  We called them fat scallies as I believe the recipe is protected.  Although I say it myself, our version were flipping gorgeous.  They are not particularly frugal to make, but cost a lot less than the originals.  I have eaten some today after they have been kept in an airtight tin for 4 days and they have kept really well and are just as moist.  We will definitely be making these again.


150g Self Raising Flour

150g plain flour

120g caster sugar

130g butter

150g mixed fruit

50g stem ginger chopped small  (I used crystalized ginger as it is all I had)

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp of nutmeg

zest of one lemon

zest of 2 oranges

2 eggs, beaten

50ml of double cream (can use milk but quality might not be as good)

1 tsp baking powder

glace cherries and blanched or flaked almonds for decorating,


1.Heat the oven to 180C

2.Put all of the dry ingredients (except the cherries and the almonds) into a bowl.

3. Add the wet ingredients to make a dough.  I did not put all the egg in as it would have been too wet but saved some to brush the tops.

4. Form the dough into balls and press down lightly.  The recipe says that it makes 12 but we made 10 larger ones like the ones in the window.

5. Decorate with the cherries and almonds on top

6. Brush the remaining egg on the top.

7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.  They will be golden when ready

8.  Leave on the tray to cool

9. Transfer to a cooling rack after 15 minutes.

I hope that you enjoy them as much as we did.  We will be making these for our summer afternoon teas for the relatives, and for taking on our self catering holidays for a treat.




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  1. Susan Stanton January 31, 2023 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    These look and sound amazing. Can’t wait to try them 😋

    • ToniG January 31, 2023 at 7:48 pm - Reply

      Thank you. I hope that you enjoy them and thanks for commenting

  2. Brenda Wall January 31, 2023 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    These look delicious and i shall definitely be making some! My Mum used to make them every Thursday (baking day).

    • ToniG February 1, 2023 at 5:43 pm - Reply

      How wonderful. I hope that they bring back nice memories of your Mum

  3. Kathryn Naden January 31, 2023 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    They look yummy I hope freezing works too otherwise I may just have to quality check more than 1 . X

    • ToniG February 1, 2023 at 5:43 pm - Reply

      Thanks. Yes I must admit I have quality checked a few. We went past a shop today and they were called fat scoundrels lol

  4. Matthews Anna February 1, 2023 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    I’m going to make these tomorrow they look delicious

    • ToniG February 1, 2023 at 5:42 pm - Reply

      I hope that you enjoy them

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