A generously proportioned Yorkshire biscuit which is a cross between a fruit scone and a rock cake. Great for baking with children.

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  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

  2. In a bowl, mix the flours and the baking powder together. Rub in the butter. Stir in the lemon zest, dried fruit and spice.

  3. In a separate bowl, mix the egg and milk together. Add to the dry mixture and bring together to form a dough (use a little more milk if necessary).

  4. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough to approximately 2cm/1in thick. Use a pastry cutter to cut the dough into biscuits.

  5. Glaze with the egg wash (egg beaten with milk) and decorate with the cherries and almonds. Make faces using the cherries as eyes and almonds as teeth.

  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden-brown and cooked through. Serve warm with butter or clotted cream.

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