Friday, July 9, 2010

Rock Cakes

Zoe and I decided to do some baking again this morning, what a great way to spend a frosty winter morning. So I had to go by what I had available in the pantry today as my groceries don't arrive until Monday (that means those chewy chocolate cookies won't be baked until next Tuesday - stay tuned). Luckily we had all the ingredients that you need to bake some rock cakes - a classic baked good that is easy to make, good for the kiddies as they aren't too sweet and good for the parents with a nice cup of tea. So without further ado...

Rock Cakes (from The Australian Women's Weekly Basic Cookbook)
Makes about 15

2 cups self-raising flour
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup caster sugar
90g butter, chopped
1 cup sultanas
2 tbsp mixed peel
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup milk
  1. Sift flour, cinnamon and sugar into a medium bowl, add butter, rub in with finger tips. Stir in fruit and peel with a wooden spoon.
  2. Make well in centre of dry ingredients, add egg, then enough milk to give a moist but still firm consistency. If mixture is too soft, cakes will spread too much during the cooking time.
  3. Place 2 heaped tablespoons of mixture onto lightly greased oven trays. Leave about 5cm between each cake to allow them to spread slightly.
  4. Sprinkle cakes with a little extra sugar if desired. Bake in moderately hot oven for about 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Use metal spatula to loosen cakes on trays; cool on trays.


Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

What is interesting name for these cookies :) and they do look like they'd be great with tea. I love recipes that can be made with whatever's in the pantry. You'd think I'd have more options considering mine is so full but there's always 2-3 ingredients I'm missing.

alissa said...

mmm those look delicious! almost scone like:) saving to my 'recipes i should try' folder!

FireintheBreeze (Brittany) said...

Great to see your version of rock cakes, I'm planning to make some soon too :)

FireintheBreeze (Brittany) said...

ps. your daughter is adorable!

Emma @CakeMistress said...

Oh, this brought back memories. This was the first thing Mum would let us bake together in the kitchen as kids. And it was the Women's Weekly recipe too! They're such a classic.

The Clip Cafe said...

YUM and your lil one is too cute!!! Just joined your blog it is lovely :-)