3/21/2011

Apricot and sultana rock buns

I'm going through a 'Cook British' phase, so wanted to make some rock cakes. Had some apricots and sultanas to use up so tried a variation on the original. A big success.
Will make double next time, as son arrived, and together with OH ate them! I did manage to salvage one for me!

100g white sr flour
100g wholemeal sr flour
2 tspns baking powder
1 tspn mixed spice
100g soft margarine or butter
50g light brown sugar
50g dried apricots [chopped]
1 egg
2tbspns milk
light brown sugar for dusting on top of cakes

preheat oven 200C/gas 6

Grease or line a baking sheet [I used the reuseable baking paper I got from Lakeland]

Put the flours, baking powder and spice into a bowl and mix together.
Add the margarine or butter and rub in till like breadcrumbs.
Stir in the fruits and sugar.
Beat the egg with the milk and add to the bowl. Mix to a stiff mixture [add a bit more milk if it's too dry].
Put mounds of the mixture on to the baking sheet and sprinkle some brown sugar over each one.
I made 9 good sized cakes.
Bake for 15 mins and cool on a rack


2 comments:

At Anna's kitchen table said...

Ooooh, it's been ages since I had a rock cake! They look so good!

julie said...

They look good :) I have never had one, what are they like? A freeform scone?