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How to make rock cake:
These cakes are an absolute tea-time stand-by. They are inexpensive and easy to make but are scrumptious.
8oz plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 heaped tablespoons sugar
1 egg, well beaten
2 tablespoons milk
3 heaped tablespoons currants or sultanas
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- Rub the butter into the flour.
- Add the dry ingredients.
- Beat in the egg and the milk (the mixture should be stiff).
- Pile heaps of the mixture (apporx. 1 tablespoon) onto a greased baking tray.
- Bake in a fairly hot oven (about 210 degrees C.) for 15-20 minutes.
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Hi Miriam, thanks for your question. Basically, the mixture needs to be very stiff. It's possible that the egg was over large and made the mixture too slack. Judge the texture of the mixture as you add the liquid and if necessary don't add all the milk. Hope this helps.
why do my rockcakes come flat in the oven . pls help me find the problem.
O my god I have jet made them and there r so tasty I love them delicious right . They look amazing and it is such a easy recopy so thanks I love it .I want to eat it more. There delicious . Misssss themmmmm.
these taste best when made with chunks of chocolate instead of currants. However im going to be making apple and cinnamon ones for my fella, who has never had a rock cake poor thing!
Many years ago I used to make rock cakes on a Sunday afternoon and my Dad loved them. Now I am 76 years of age and want to make them for my grandchildren. Thanks for the recipe which I had forgotten till now.
Does anyone know why my rock cakes always turn out flat? Thanks!
It was really good!
I made some at school in Food Tech, last Friday,but they turned out better at home!
PUT A TEASPOON OF JAM ON TOP BEFORE COOKING JUST MAKE A SMALL HOLE THEN THEY BECOME RASPBERRY BUNS (USE ANY KIND OF JAM) THEY TURN VERY LARGE AND FLAT,JUST HAVE FUN AND TRY IT :)
I've tried several rock cake racipes, but they all come out flat. I've cooked them before they turned out great. Why not now I'm following the recipes to the letter. I look forward to your reply
My god I cant wait will make my dad some and go back to 1978
Do you have to add baking powder??
i made it before and it was delicious and i would defo make them again thank you veryy much xx
love these - will be making them again
yum yumthese are good and the on from katie was wrong it did have the exact temperature
Yummy,Yummy, Yummy just like granny made, made 15 rock cakes, which made ample size cakes, used a teaspoon to lay out mixture, found a similar recipe for coconut buns, which is just a scrummy, mix 4oz self rasing floor with 4oz of desicated coconut and 3oz normal sugar, mix together then add 4oz marg and rub together, then add 1 beaten egg and use a fork to mix spoon using teaspoon onto grease baking sheet should get 16 untidy dollops stick in oven at 170 fan assisted for 15mins approx, yummy in yer tum tumm.
This was an amazing recipe, going to make it in stone hill ! Cant wait
I loveeee these rock buns! the first time I made them was about 3 years ago at school at my home economics lesson, they came out brilliantly :) Now i've decided to do them again but for xmas as an afternoon dessert :)Iam going to add a vanilla essence to give them that lovely taste!
I'm the prince of darkness i'm doin rock cakes!!
I love rock cakes and so does my dad.
I made him some one day and he said,
"Right we'll be be making those again!"
it is very nice to have a different recipe every day i hope it goes very well my Nana made rock cakes every day
I have always loved rock cakes. My grandmother used to buy them for me from the bakery. but they are becoming harder to find. I would add a dash or drop of lemon essence and sprinkle sugar on top, because thats what I remember them being like.
Just made these with my young son, added a dash of cinnimon to give it that little extra something.
Taste great with a glass of cold milk.
made these before at school anf loved them so making them again, i managed 11 and there a good size so im happy, love them there my favourite food mmmmmm :) happy happ happy me
just gone into oven made them with my nan couple years ago lost recipe so looked on computer been making them since i was like 2 and have been for the last 9 years
How many rock cakes does that make?
hi, i just made rock cakes at school today they were absoulutly lovely i was ment to give one to my mum but they got smashed up into little crumbs so i think i will ask if i can quickley make some now for when she gets home from work tonight..... it will be a nice surprise...... I HOPE !!!!!! thank you for posting the recipe on here x x
well i have just made 4 rock cakes, they came out ok but i am not sure how they will taste. it is only my first attempt so i am going to keep my fingers crossed.
i made rock cake at my school and i loved them
I used to make rock cakes with my grandma as a kid and this recipe has just taken me back to my childhood! Happy, happy memories of my lovely grandma x
Just made them very nice but only made 7!
soo i might have to double the mixture!
give me some more
Just made them, they were absolutley delicious! Definetley going to make them again in future! Thank you for the remarkable recipe. Best wishes, Alexander Stark. x
now gone to try this out :P
thanks, using it for some coursework in school,
urm just one thing,
what type of sugar is needed?
need quick reply,
I managed to make 10 cakes - it must depend on how full you fill the tablespoon.
This is a really great recipe and I first found out about them at school!
I have only one improvement for this page: tell how many cakes it makes :/
but otherwise this is a very simple and easy recipe :) x
this is a great recipe me and the kids love them!! gas mark 7/8 worked for me xx
These are the best cakes ever. I had them at school on Tuesday 1st December 2009:)Awesome recipe. You have saved my life.
Add a little Ground Mixed Spice 1/2 table spoon. Mix that in at the same time as the other dry ingredients then you get really tasty rock cakes just like Nanna used to make.
Thats just an extra that i always do when on the rock cake hunt.
what gas mark is that?
need answer quick:(
this recipe was brillant and cakes came out very well.
My rock cakes are in the oven now...and they are looking very nice indeed. Thanks for the recipe x
i love this but there is better x
how many does this recipe make please answer asap
i am soooooo happy i found this recipe. i made it in school before and i loved it.
you have saved my life as I had lost my recipe
im really glad i found this recipe im 11 and me and my dad are making rock buns yum yum only we are using choc chips in stead fingers crossed it turns out well
aww man rock cakes, i love these from what i remember. My nan always made them. :)
very easy recipe to follow Thanks,
Add a little Ground Mixed Spice 1/2 table spoon mix that in at the same time as the other dry ingredients then u got really tasty rock cakes just like nanna used to make.
Thats just an extra that i always do when on the rock cake hunt.
I'm pleased I found this recipe, I am too one of those people who haven't made them for years, too many to mention, and I was making some scones the other day and thought whatever happened to rock cakes and where is the recipe!? I shall be making these tomorrow, will bring back my teenage years at home, happy days!
im going to make this at the weekend havent hade them in years then my friend gave me some the other day it remined me of the rock cakes i used to have when i was younger
yes thank u for the recipe because im entering it in an competation at foogie show on 16 August ur welcome
Awesome recipe, Used it for Some coursework in school :):)
My Nan used to make rock cakes. I'm hopeless with cooking, so thank you for a simple recipe even an idiot like me can follow!
Sadly, my Nan died some years ago now, and as I get older I have realised that her rock cakes are one of the abiding memories of my childhood. I'm off to get the ingredients now, and then I shall be 10 once more for a short while.
It should be plain flour. In old recipes which were written before the advent of self-raising flour, plain flour and baking powder were used. The recipes did not specify the type of flour since only plain was available. Baking powder was added as a raising agent.
This would be 214 degrees C.
Actually the terms very slow,slow,moderate etc were the only temperature guides used in old recipes for obvious reasons. Ranges didn't have temperature control knobs!!!
what do you mean fairly hot oven??? you need to gives exact temperatures!!