2. Cut the shortening into the mixture until coarse.
3. Add the egg, milk and currents or raisins to the flour mixture, and combine with a few strokes until dough leaves the side of the bowl.
4. Place on a lightly greased baking pan abnd pat with lightly floured hands into a round shape (about 3/4″ thick. Sprinkle top with remaining sugar and cut into 8 wedges.
5. Bake at 425º for 12 – 15 minutes. Serve hot with butter and jam.