These are a British Classic which get their name from their rock like appearance. I was first introduced to these during my very first cooking lessons at school and I have been making them ever since. They are so quick and easy to make and are the perfect accompaniment to a hot cup of tea.
Yield: 6 cakes
- 225g Self-raising flour
- A pinch of salt
- 113g Margarine
- 100g packet of Milk Chocolate Chips
- 57g sugar
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1tbsp Milk plus a little extra for the top
- Demerera sugar for the topping (optional)
- Sift the flour into a large bowl. Then using your finger tips rub the margarine into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. Heat the oven to 180°c
- Using a wooden spoon mix the sugar and salt into the breadcrumb like mixture and then add in the chocolate chips. Mix in the beaten egg and then add 1 tbsp milk.
- With your hands, take small heaps of the dough and place on a lined baking tray. Brush with a little milk and add some demerara sugar on top. Bake in the oven for 15 mins until cooked and golden.
Notes: Traditionally these are made with dried fruit but you can put in any flavouring you like. I added chocolate chips because that’s what I like best.
Original recipe from http://scullerymaidsblog.com/2011/old-fashioned-rock-cakes/