Rock buns

Rock buns


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About this recipe: Despite their name, these buns aren't like rocks. They are tender, lightly spiced and packed full of fruity goodness. Enjoy with a big mug of tea.


Makes: 10 - 12, depending on size

  • 225g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 85g caster sugar
  • 85g raisins
  • 30g cut mixed peel
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 85g butter
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • milk as needed
  • caster sugar for sprinkling

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7.
  2. Sieve flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl. Rub in butter until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in sugar, mixed peel, mixed spice, nutmeg and raisins.
  3. Mix in egg and enough milk to form a very stiff batter. Using two forks, pile mounds of the mixture onto a greased baking tray.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the rock bun comes out clean. Immediately sprinkle with sugar and let cool.

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Reviews (3)


wow-since reading this recipe i have made them millions the whole family loves them!There so easy to make aswell! You don't need to plan anything out its just amazing-they are fab! - 19 Dec 2011


great recipe,just making some and adding treacle and diced cherries for the xmas effect,proper job :-) - 10 Nov 2014


Just made theses they are absolutely lovely and so easy to make i didn't change a thing .. - 12 Nov 2013

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