Rock Cakes

Every now and then while at the bread counter, I spot these rock cakes which are great for any anytime snack with your tea. They are really simple, excellent for lunch boxes and really just great to have around the kitchen. They are uncomplicated to make and are easily spiced up with a little all spice and nutmeg. This is the basic recipe, try a batch and then if you feel adventurous, add a different flavouring.

What you need

1 cup cake flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
90g butter
2 heaped tablespoons sugar
1 egg, well beaten
2 tablespoons milk
3 heaped tablespoons currants or sultanas

The process

Grease a baking tray with oil and line with grease proof paper, alternatively greasewell with butter and you don’t need to line it. heat the oven to 200 Celsius

In a large bowl, sift the flour and baking powder and then add the butter. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips until there is no dry flour in the bowl.

Add the egg, milk, sugar and raisins and mix to combine well.

Place heaed tablespoons of mixture onto the baking tray, leaving room for spreading and bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes until the top[s are lightly browned.

remove and cool on a wire rack.

Very straight forward and delicious.