Quick rock cakes

    Quick rock cakes

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    20min


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    About this recipe: I remember my mum making these traditional (now referred to as retro!) fruit buns every now and then. After making them again recently, I felt her recipe deserved to be shared!

    cisacke Buckinghamshire, England, UK

    Ingredients
    Makes: 1 dozen

    • 225g (8 oz) self-raising flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 110g (4 oz) soft margarine
    • 55g (2 oz) sugar
    • 110g (4 oz) mixed dried fruit
    • 55g (2 oz) currants
    • 1 egg
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • Demerara sugar, for sprinkling

    Method
    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas mark 6. Lightly grease two baking trays.
    2. Place the flour and baking powder in a large bowl; add the margarine and rub in with fingertips until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in sugar and fruit; add the egg and 1 tablespoon milk and mix to a stiff dough. If dry, add a little more milk.
    3. Using 2 teaspoons, shape the mixture into about 12 rough mounds; place on prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle with demerara sugar.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until pale golden brown at the edges, about 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

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