Rock Cakes - (this recipe is a double batch)
3 cups of Self Raising Flour
2 tspns Baking Powder
230 grams unsalted butter
230 grams of sultanas (I didn't quite have enough sultanas, so I made do by adding cranberries)
100 grams of mixed peel (We don't really like mixed peel, so I added chopped dehydrated apple)
150 grams of caster sugar
Grated zest of 1 orange (I also added the zest of half a lemon, just because I had it on hand)
Sift flour & Baking Powder then rub in butter until it reaches breadcrumb consistency. (I used the whizzer, it's so much quicker with a large recipe).
Stir in the fruit, sugar and zest. Beat the eggs and add them.
Stir into a stiff dough.
Place large walnut-sized mounds on a greased baking tray, allowing room for spreading. (I think my Baking Powder needs to be replaced, as my cakes didn't do much spreading).
Bake in a moderate oven of 180 degrees Celcius for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool on a wire rack, then store in an air-tight container.
|The crumbly texture of the outside reminds me of a apple crumble.|
One good thing out of looking for Nan's recipe; I have found others in her handwriting that I will make and add a photo of her handwritten recipe here on my blog.
What are you baking in the kitchen? Blog about it with a photo or two, and leave a link here in your comment, so we can drool over your baking too.