Old style rock buns

Old style rock buns


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About this recipe: A traditional style rock bun/cake that tastes beautiful. Well suited for any occasion and perfectly rocky, the way any good rock bun should be.

Chrysanthic Sussex, England, UK

Makes: 12 old style rock cakes

  • 225g plain flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 110g butter or margarine
  • 110g brown sugar
  • 85g currants or mixed fruit
  • 30g chopped candied peel
  • grated nutmeg, to taste
  • 1 egg
  • a little milk

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Grease a baking tray.
  2. Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder. Rub in the butter or margarine until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the sugar, currants or mixed fruit, peel and grated nutmeg.
  3. Beat the egg with a little milk and mix into the dry ingredients with a fork to form a stiff mixture. Spoon onto the prepared baking tray in rough heaps.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven until firm. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving.

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Reviews (4)


Everyone who tastes these remarks on how delicious they are. - 21 Feb 2015


Yummy missed out peel and put in walnuts instead. Delicious - 21 Apr 2016


Added half a teaspoon of all spice and half teaspoon of nutmeg, replaced the peel with dried cranberries and added a small handful of walnuts as i like their texture in buns. Delicious. Versatile recipe. Next time I'll add orange zest for fresh fragrance too - 27 Jun 2015

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