Rock buns

    40 min

    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.

    30 people made this

    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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    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