Old-Fashioned Rock Cakes

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.

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Yield: 6 cakes

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Method:

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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/