Rock Cakes Recipe
Rock cakes are small, scone-like treats that are typically made with flour, sugar, butter, and dried fruit. They are known for their hard, rocky texture and are often served as a tea time snack or with a cup of tea.
Typically are round or oval shaped and are often dusted with sugar before baking.
They can also include ingredients such as spices, nuts and citrus zest to add flavor. They are easy to prepare and bake and can be served warm or cold.
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A Little History Of Rock Cakes
Rock cakes have a long history dating back to the 19th century in Great Britain.
They were originally created as a way to make use of leftover ingredients and stretch limited resources during times of rationing.
The rock-like texture of the cakes is thought to have been a result of the rationing and lack of eggs, which would have made the cakes more dense and crumbly.
During WWII, this type of cakes was popularized as a way to make use of the limited resources and ingredients. They became a common treat in many British households due to the rationing of ingredients such as sugar, butter, and eggs.
Rock cakes continued to be popular in the post-war years, as they were a cheap and easy way to make a tasty treat.
Today, they continue to be a traditional British snack, often served with tea or coffee.
Preheat your oven
to 220°C (475°F).
Mix the flour and butter together in a bowl until it resembles breadcrumbs.
Stir in the sugar and dried fruit.
Add enough milk gradually, not all at once, to bind the mixture together to form a soft dough.
Roll the dough into 12 balls and place them on a baking tray.
Flatten the balls slightly, dust with a little sugar (optional) and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.
Enjoy, Good Appetite!