Rock cakes are a light, crumbly treat. They are best eaten whilst still warm. They’re really easy to make, and lots of fun for the children to join in too.
Preparation time : less than 30 minutes
Cooking time: 10 to 30 minutes
The texture should be a thick, lumpy dough so don’t be tempted to add too much liquid
- 225g self-raising flour
- 75g caster sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 125g unsalted butter, cut into cubes
- 150g dried fruit
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C Fan/Gas 4
- Line a baking tray with baking parchment
- Mix the flour, sugar and baking powder in a bowl and rub in the cubed butter until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs
- Mix in the dried fruit
- In a clean bowl, beat the egg and milk together with the vanilla extract
- Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients
- Stir with a spoon until the mixture just comes together as a thick, lumpy dough
- Add a teaspoon more milk if you need it to make the mixture stick together
- Place golfball-sized spoons (approx 50g in weight) of the mixture onto the prepared baking tray (you’ll probably have enough dough left to make another teeny-weeny cake)
- Leave space between each rock cake as they will flatten and spread out to double their size during cooking
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden-brown
- Allow to cool for a couple of minutes, then turn the rock cakes onto a wire rack to cool
Makes 12; each serving provides 214 kcal
📝Based on BBC on-line recipe
Instagram Reel Hack
For those of you who follow me on Instagram @langdonhyde I promised to reveal how I added the psychedelic effect to my Rock Cake Reel featured on my IG Reels Grid on Sunday.
To achieve this effect I applied the Wave effect in the InShot app to my video.
Go to: Effect˃Distort˃Wave
If this is useful please like my Reel on Instagram – thank you!