rock buns (or rock cakes)

the original recipe doesn't mention it, but I always remember these as being slightly spiced, so I add about a flat tsp of mixed spice with the flour.

225g self raising flour (or plain with 2 tsp baking powder)
115g butter or margarine
115g caster sugar
1 egg
115g mixed dried fruit
approx 2 tbsp milk

2 tbsp of caster sugar for glazing (I forgot - doesn't seem to matter)

preheat oven to gas 6 / 200C.

grease and flour the baking tin (I just used greaseproof and that spray on stuff, which is wonderful).

sift the flour (and baking powder if you're using it) into a mixing bowl, and rub in the fat until it reaches a breadcrumby consistency.

add the sugar, then the egg, mix thoroughly with a flat bladed knife.  Slowly add the dried fruit, then the milk bit by bit.  You want a stiff consistency if the mixture stands in peaks when you drag the knife through it.

this makes about 12 - you want a biggish, flat tin, because they spread sideways.

bake for 15 minutes - eat as soon as possible, they're wonderful straight out of the oven.

3 comments to this

valerie said on 01 Jun 2006 at 16:49:07:

The recipe says add the egg, but no egg is listed in the ingredients, unless I can't see for it one, whole egg for this amount of dried ingredients?


ramtops said on 01 Jun 2006 at 21:46:46:

damn - recipe edited.  Yes, one whole egg.  It didn't say beaten, so I didn't.

thechefgirl said on 14 Nov 2009 at 10:10:55:

Wow...they are so light and fluffy and completley delicous! I used a large bar of galaxy chopped into chunks in mine. It went all melty and gorgey!! Only one fault There Is FARRRR to much liquid in this...beat the egg and milk into a jug and add it bit by bit until you have a dough! It will work far better

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