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Super juicy rock cakes

About this recipe: Moist alternative to the classic British rock cakes, with raisins, apricots, citrus peel and cranberries.

bluelimoncello Somerset, England, UK

Ingredients
Makes: 16 cakes

  • 100g raisins or sultanas
  • 100g dried apricots, chopped
  • 50g mixed citrus peel, chopped
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 450g self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 200g butter
  • 200g demerara sugar
  • 2 medium free-range eggs, beaten
  • sugar for sprinkling

Method
Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:2hr soaking  ›  Ready in:2hr40min 

  1. Mix the raisins, apricots, mixed citrus peel and cranberries in a bowl and soak for 2 hours in water.
  2. Heat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Sieve the flour into a large bowl and then add the ground nutmeg.
  3. Add the butter and rub together to resemble fine breadcrumbs. Add the sugar and mix thoroughly.
  4. Drain the fruit of water and damp dry with kitchen paper. Add to the mixture.
  5. Pour both beaten eggs into the mixture until it comes together to a dough ball.
  6. Place the dough in generous lumps on a baking tray and then sprinkle with sugar. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

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