Fat Rascals are a cross between scones and rock-cakes. They were originally called turf cakes and were cooked in bakeries from the days leftovers in Elizabethan times. You can find many recipes for them online, some of which have over 25 ingredients. I, however, feel they taste at their best in their simplest form. They are a quick and simple to make tea-time treat, which are popular with friends and family alike.
You will notice I simmer the raisins before adding to the mix. this helps to ensure they do not burn in the oven and remain moist and plump during cooking.