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Time to cook Rock Cakes

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Inspired by all the cookie and cake cooking posts I have seen recently, I decided to give it a go. I thought

It has been a while since I tried cooking cakes. I’m sure they won’t get burnt this time round!

So, I decided to go back to basics. As a kid, we used to cook Rock Cakes and I am sure I remember how to cook rock cakes.

It’s also something I can do with my eldest (No.1 as I often call her). So this is just a post of our adventure in Rock Cakes!!! Dun dun dar…

The ingredients

Everyone knows you need ingredients to make something. So this is the ingredients we will be using to make ours.

  • 8 oz (225g) flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 3 oz (75g) butter
  • 2 oz (50g) caster sugar
  • 4 oz (110g) currants
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoon of milk

I found these online, but I removed a spice as we don’t want spice. To be honest, most of the recipes had these ingredients with just the odd difference in amounts.

Let’s cook these cakes

So, the following steps are what we used to cook some bad boy (trying to sound hip) rock cakes. Before we started mixing up, we put on our oven at 200C and let it start to warm up.

So, here are all the ingredients we are using.

Backing Rock Cakes 1

Backing Rock Cakes 1

So, the first thing we needed to do is measure out the 225g of flour. The recipe called plain flour, but we used self-raising because mainly because all other recipes I saw said to use self-raising.

Backing Rock Cakes 2

Backing Rock Cakes 2

After that, we measured out teaspoon of baking powder

Backing Rock Cakes 3

Backing Rock Cakes 3

Followed by 75g of butter

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Backing Rock Cakes 4

We then put all this into our nice mixing bowl and rubbed it all with our fingers until the mixture resembles something like breadcrumbs

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Backing Rock Cakes 5

Backing Rock Cakes 5

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Next, we added the 50g of caster sugar

Backing Rock Cakes 6

Backing Rock Cakes 6

and the 110g of currents to the bowl

Backing Rock Cakes 7

Backing Rock Cakes 7

We then broke an egg into a cup

Backing Rock Cakes 8

Backing Rock Cakes 8

And whisked it with a form

Backing Rock Cakes 9

Backing Rock Cakes 9

till it was nice and beaten up… Some milk at the egg was added to the bowl of mixture

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Backing Rock Cakes 10

and it mixed all together with a nice big wooden spoon till we got a stiff dough.

Backing Rock Cakes 11

Backing Rock Cakes 11

Now, it was simply time to create 12 nice rough small heaps of the mixture. We did not have any baking sheet, so we put into a small individuals cake tray.

Backing Rock Cakes 12

Backing Rock Cakes 12

Finally, we cooked these for around 12 minutes (recipe said 10-15, so right in the middle). Out came some lovely rock cakes.

Backing Rock Cakes 13

Backing Rock Cakes 13

I put them onto a plate to cook, they were certainly a lovely colour. I must say, they went down well – too well with the kids. 10 out of the 12 were gone before bed – ok, so I and wife had 2 each.

The request has been made for more… Maybe something more adventurous next time.

Overall…

this was a nice and easy ease back into baking. Certainly a favourite, and something I remember eating as a kid. If you’re looking to create some yourself, they are quick and easy and go down lovely with a nice tea or coffee; or just down nicely with the kids.

If you have any suggestions of what to cook next, then please do leave a comment down below and I will see if I can make those without burning anything.

 

I recently came across the following quote

“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”
― Maya Angelou

This is my new goal in life. Not to conform to be normal, but to be amazing and I hope to inspire you to be amazing too.

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