Figgie 'obbin, also Figgie Hobbin, is an old Cornish recipe.
- 2 parts self raising flour (or plain flour & baking powder)
- 2 parts raisins (and/or sultanas if desired)
- 1 part 50/50 mix of suet & fat, i.e. half the weight of the flour in total.
- water or milk
- Rub the suet, fat and flour together.
- Mix in the raisins, and add enough water or milk to make a stiff dough.
- Roll out to about an inch thick. Press gently into a prepared shallow baking tin or dish.
- Bake in a hot oven for about 35-45 minutes.
Notes, tips and variations
- Currants and/or sultanas may be mixed with, or substituted for, raisins.
- Vegetable-suet and vegetable-lard, or butter, can be used instead of beef or muttonsuet and dripping, this will give a lighter cake.