This is the Belizean equivalent to scones. Though in Belize, we eat a great deal of British-style foods, we also pull our recipes from diverse cultures. When I am craving a soft and chewy biscuit-type breakfast bun, I make these. They are easy and fast to do.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2/3 cups sugar
1 small pinch of salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon good vanilla
1/4 cup raisins or dried blueberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Sift flour and baking powder. Add sugar, pinch of salt, and nutmeg. Cut shortening into the flour mixture. Combine milk and vanilla and fold into dry ingredients along with raisins or dried blueberries. Roll into equal size balls and then on a parchment lined baking pan, flatten slightly. Bake 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
We usually eat these with a piece of hard Dutch cheese, and black tea with cream. Enjoy!