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Helen’s Home Cooking:Video & Recipe for Rock Buns

This weeks recipe comes thanks to a request via You Tube and what a blast from the past it is. Rock Buns, yum yum, get the kids involved, super easy, super tasty.

Rock Buns Mountain

Ingredients

  • 200g Self Raising Flour
  • 125g of dried fruit, either currants, raisins or sultanas
  • 85g of Sugar, I used Soft Brown Sugar
  • 100g of Butter or Baking Spread
  • 1tsp Baking Powder
  • 1½tsp of Mixed Spice
  • 1 Egg beaten with 2tbls of Milk

      Method

  1. Sieve the flour, baking powder and mixed spice into a large bowl.
  2. Mix the butter into the flour until it looks like breadcrumbs.
  3. Stir in the sugar and fruit.
  4. Add the egg/milk and mix well until everything is combined.
  5. Using a dessert spoon, drop a golf ball sized amount onto a lined baking sheet.
  6. Space well apart.
  7. Sprinkle a little demerara sugar over the tops.
  8. Bake in the centre of a pre heated oven 180°c, 350°f, Gas Mark 4 for 20-25mins until golden brown.
  9. Eat warm or cold…..Enjoy

3 replies »

  1. Great recipe from Helen, thank you so much. The rock cakes I made today using your recipe took me back years to my Grans kitchen. They tasted great, mibbees not as good as the ones she made for us but I’m an amateur Great recipe Thank you

    • Ach nobody can beat a Granny’s baking, (not that mine ever did), perhaps your Gran used orange peel instead of or as well as mixed spiced. I just experimented after a request to bake them and these went down well in the household. Glad you enjoyed them, makes it all the worth while. H

  2. Great recipe from Helen, thank you so much. The rock cakes I made today using your recipe took me back years to my Grans kitchen. They tasted great, mibbees not as good as the ones she made for us but I’m an amateur Great recipe Thank you

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