Rock Cakes

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 oz/ 225g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp double action baking powder (US) or 1 tsp baking powder (UK)
  • 4 oz/110g soft butter or margarine
  • 2 oz/ 55g granulated sugar
  • 4 0z/ 110g mixed dried fruit
  • 2 oz/ 55g currants
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 – 3 tbsp milk
  • Demerara sugar for sprinkling
  • Oil for greasing
  • NOTE: Some reviewers of this recipe have suggested adding 1 tsp mixed spice**
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

PREPARATION

  • Heat the oven to 400F/200C/Gas 6
  • Sieve the flour and baking powder into a large baking bowl, add the softened butter or margarine, and lightly rub together with fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Add the sugar and the dried fruit and mix so all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Add the egg and 1 tbsp of the milk and mix to create a stiff dough. If the mixture is still dry add milk a tbsp at a time until required consistency.
  • Lightly grease two baking sheets.
  • Using a tablespoon divide the mixture into 12 mounds evenly spaced on the 2 baking sheets. Sprinkle with the demerara sugar
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 mins or until golden brown and well risen.

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