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Rock Cakes Recipe

Traditional buns containing fruit and spices, made with a stiff dough, so they hold their rocky shape.
They are very easy to make.

Key Features

  • Suitable for Vegetarians

Ingredients

For 10 individual cakes:

3 oz/90gr cold Butter, cut into small pieces
8 oz/240gr Plain White Flour
1 teaspoon/5ml Baking Powder
¼ teaspoon/1 gram Salt
3 oz/90gr Caster Sugar
¼ teaspoon/1 gram of ground Allspice
¼ teaspoon/1 gram of Nutmeg (freshly grated if possible)
2 oz/60gr Currants
3 oz/90gr Sultanas
1 oz/30gr Mixed Peel – finely chopped
the juice of half a Lemon
1 medium Egg, mixed with a dessertspoon (10ml) of water or milk

Equipment needed: a baking tray very-lightly greased with butt then sprinkled with flour, and excess being shaken off.

Method

Heat your oven to 400F/200C.
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Mix the flour, baking powder and salt into a big bowl - using a sieve if you have one, as this adds air to the flour and makes lighter cakes.
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Mix the cold butter in with your finger tips, until it resembles breadcrumbs.
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Mix in the sugar and spices, then the dried fruit & fruit peel.
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Stir in the lemon juice, followed by enough egg mixture to make a dough - stiff enough to hold its shape.
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Put the the mixture in 10 little blobs - as separated as possible - on your baking tray and bake for 20 minutes.

Cool and serve.

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