A Rock Cake Recipe – yep, I’m in a retro mood!
Has anyone else noticed that when you become a Mum you end up cooking all the things you used to love as a child? I have caught myself Googling Chocolate Concrete (remember that?), Cornflake Cake (but you can’t get treacle here 🙁 ), Flap Jacks, I’ve even looked into Chocolate Brownies and Bread and Butter Pudding!
Every weekend I make either a cake, cookies or pudding with the boys. Dominik usually makes pancakes as he loves them, Harvey likes making cakes and cookies. This week, since I was in a retro mood, we decided to make Rock Cakes. It’s not the first time we have made them, but this was the best effort by far, they were SUPER YUMMY!
You can get all the ingredients locally and they are incredibly simple to make. Take a look at the recipe below and let me know how you get on. We add cinnamon to ours which isn’t so traditional, you can substitute it with 1/2 a teaspoon of mixed spice, either way, I hope you enjoy them!
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- 200g Self Raising Flour (or Plain Flour with one sachet of baking powder if in Turkey)
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda (Karbonate)
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 100g Butter
- 75g Sugar
- 1 Egg (beaten)
- 2 tablespoons Milk
- 100g Sultanas or dried fruit
- Heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Line a large baking sheet with baking paper.
- Tip the flour, baking powder (if using), baking soda and cinnamon in a bowl or mixer and combine,
- Either add the butter and whizz, or run the butter into the flour until it resembles small breadcrumbs.
- Add the sugar and mix.
- Mix the vanilla extract, beaten egg and milk together in a separate bowl and tip into the dry ingredients. Combine well.
- Stir in the dried fruit. You should now have a sticky, quite firm dough.
- Dollop 9 equal (ish) mounds of dough on the baking sheet, leaving a little space between them as they rise and spread a little.
- Dab a little milk over the top and sprinkle with a little sugar.
- Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until they are golden brown and a cocktail stick comes out clean when inserted in the centre.
- Watch as they quickly get scoffed and enjoy!
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