Tuesday 29 October 2013

Old Fashioned Rock Cakes

One of Dad's oldest and corniest jokes is "Rock cakes for tea. Take your pick!" when he knew Mum had made these traditional treats. They are much like a scone but quicker to make because there's no rolling and cutting involved. The slice in the background was made by our Gordon at High School over 20years ago is still cherished by this mum...

You'll need

2 cups of wholemeal self raising flour
125 gms butter
2/3 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of dried fruit(anything goes)
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 egg, beaten with about 2 T milk

Preheat oven to 200C
Rub the butter into the flour( you could use a food processor to do this)
Mix in the sugar, spice, fruit and then the egg mixture, add a little more milk if it's too dry but it should be a 'stiff' mixture.
Place tablespoons of the mixture onto a greased tray and bake for around 15minutes (I patted mine down and smoothed them a little this time)
They freeze well or are best eaten fresh

I've been to Bunnings and the library this morning. Jamie Oliver's new book was there so I grabbed that..."Save with Jamie" and has lots of thrifty tips for kitchen and meals.
 I also saw this amazing $2,000 BBQ in Bunnings and had a little day-dream...it even has a sink!

The Christmas Decoration Swap is in full swing at the Down to Earth forums, our friend Chel has this gorgeous Calico Angel tute on her blog that you may enjoy making.

Hope your week has started off nicely,
Take good care of yourself and your loved ones,


  1. I was only talking to my Father the other day about rock cakes , I must make some, thank you for the recipe x

  2. Thanks for sharing that recipe, will give them a go soon. Its funny, I looked at that egg slide and new instantly that it was a 'metal work' homemade one. I can remember making one at high school too!