The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 2 (May 1, 1937)
2 breakfast cups flour, 4 ozs. sugar, 4 ozs. butter, 2 teaspoons baking powder, milk to mix, 1/2 lb. dates or sultanas (chopped). Rub butter into flour and add dry ingredients. Mix with milk, put into greased patty tins and bake in quick oven.