Rock cakes

Rock cakes

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Encyclopedia of Food and Cookery
Makes
25

A batch of rock cakes is quickly and easily made and a family favourite for picnics, lunch-boxes or as a quick snack with morning coffee or afternoon tea. Eat them warm or cold, buttered or plain.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
300g self-raising flour
90g butter
110g sugar
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
2 tablespoons currants
2 tablespoons sultanas
2 tablespoons mixed glace peel, chopped
1 egg
4-5 tablespoons milk

Method

  1. Sift flour into a bowl and rub in butter until mixture resembles crumbs. Add sugar, spice and fruits and mix in well.
  2. Beat egg and add milk. Mix with dry ingredients to a stiff dough.
  3. Place tablespoons of mixture in little rough heaps on lightly greased baking trays. Bake in a preheated hot oven for 10–15 minutes or until golden brown.
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