Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F) (gas 5)
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl.
Mix in the sugar, breaking up any lumps that cling together.
Next mix in the spices.
Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Now stir through the dried fruits.
Sprinkle the egg over the mixture and start to bind in, adding a little milk, as necessary, until a stiff dough has formed.
Make 12 mounds of the dough on the baking sheets but do not smooth them out, the surface needs to look irregular.
Bake in the oven for 18 minutes until they become golden brown.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool for a couple of minutes.
Then transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
Store in an airtight container.