Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I baked: Rock cakes

Rock cakes are delicious fruit cakes, named so due to its resemblance to a rock. However, it tastes far from a rock; instead it is crumbly and buttery and absolutely lovely served warm from the oven.

A favorite British tea time treat

Rock Cakes
Preparation time: 15-20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Makes 16

200g butter, cut into small pieces plus extra for greasing
400g plain flour
4 tsp baking powder
150g soft brown sugar
200g sultanas
2 eggs, beaten
4 tbsp of milk

1. Preheat oven to 200°C.

2. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.

3. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Add the butter and rub it in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

4. Stir in the sugar, and sultanas.

5. Add the beaten egg and milk to the mixture and mix to form a soft dough.

6. Spoon 16 mounds of the mixture on to the prepared making tray, spacing 1/2 inch to allow for expansion during cooking.

7. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes until golden brown and firm to the touch when pressed with a finger.

8. Remove the rock cakes from the baking tray and serve immediately, either on its own or with butter.

9. Any leftovers should be left to cool and stored in an airtight container.

Did you know that rock cakes are one of Harry Potter's favorite tea time treats?


  1. Made these during school time but now have forgotten how to make :p

  2. smallkucing: now that you have the recipe, you can make it again :)

  3. Ohhh, I just saw this in a bakery shop this morning and tempted to buy. And now... I see it here! Nice to have a baking oven ho...

  4. Guess what.. i'm eating one now .. hohoho ^.^ but cold & hard... sure not as nice as yours! :(

  5. zoe: ooh, which bakery did you buy it from? I've never seen it sold before. yeah, they're best eaten warm from the oven.
    If you like cooking, an oven is a good investment.

  6. Bought it from Casamia Bakery shop at SS15, Subang Jaya :)


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