1 cup currants, dried cranberries or raisins (you can also use fresh blueberries)
Heat oven to 375 degrees
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Mix well. Cut in butter and shortening. In a separate bowl, combine cream with beaten egg then add to dry ingredients. Stir in fruit. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Roll dough out and cut into biscuit size rounds. Bake for 15 minutes or until brown.
Do not overwork the dough. Be gentle and light with your fingers