As I now have more time, and have been inspired by watching “The Great British Bake Off” on TV recently, I have added some new sections to my website, where I will be sharing my limited skills as a Domestic Goddess, and Gardener.
I learned to bake as a very small child. I remember, many very happy hours, spent with my Grandmother, who was an amazing baker, she brought me my first cookery book, and I still have it, and also still use some of the recipies.
With all the fun of packing up my belongings to move, I found my “How to do Baking” book, and inside it are scraps of paper, old envelopes, and cards with family favourite recipies written on them. Looks like I need to neaten this up!
And it also looks like I am ready to have some fun again this summer! Vodka Cocktails anyone?
Anyway… less of my memories, and more about Rock Cakes, or Rock Buns as they are also called.
♥ These are very moreish, and are perfect for the kids when they come in from school, to tide them over until dinner time, great with a glass of cold milk, or with a cuppa for elevenses. 🙂
They are light and tasty, and should be spongy in the middle, but not soggy. Nor should they be like rocks!!
♥ You can use mixed dried fruit, or just sultanas, or cherries, apricots, anything you like, they are even great with chopped nuts or some seeds in them.
♥ Makes 12
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes Oven: 200˚C, 400˚F, Gas Mark 6
Sieve together the flour, salt, and mixed spice.
Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Add the fruit and sugar.
Lightly beat the egg and milk together and pour into the ingredients.
Mix well with a fork, to a stiff, rough dough.
Grease a baking tray.
Put 12 spoonfuls of dough on to greased baking tray, and lightly rough up with fork.
Sprinkle each with a little soft brown sugar.
Bake in moderate oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Before you know where you are this is all you will have left 🙂