1. Food
Send to a Friend via Email

Video:How to Make Rock Cakes

with Elaine Lemm

Rock cakes are one of the easiest buns to make. Here, see tips and tricks for making these delicious baked goods.See Transcript

  • All Videos
  • All Food Videos
  • British & Irish Food Videos

Transcript:How to Make Rock Cakes

Rock cakes are one of the simplest buns that you can make and children really love to do this because they come out perfect every time. They are also one of Harry Potter’s favourite tea time treats.

Ingredients for Rock Cakes

For the Rock cakes you need:

  • 225g/8oz self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 110g/4 oz soft butter
  • 55g/2 oz granulated sugar
  • 110g/ 4oz mixed dried fruit
  • 55g/2 oz currants
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 - 3 tbsp milk
  • Demerara sugar for sprinkling

Instructions for Making Rock Cakes

To begin our Rock cakes the first thing we need to do is sieve the flour into the baking bowl with the baking powder and then into there I’m going to put the butter then rub these two together just using your finger tips until we get a breadcrumb like consistency.

You see that now the flour and butter all mixed together it’s almost like a sand like consistency. Into there now I’m going to add the sugar and the mixed fruits I’ve got raisins and sultanas in there and dried currants.

Give that a little mix and then add the egg and to start with just one tablespoon of the milk, you can always add a little bit more if you need it. And then give that a really good mix together. I want to create a not too sticky but slightly sticky dough.

I’ll just have a feel I think just a little bit more milk in there to help to bind it together. So this has come together very nicely so what I need to do now is, I have a greased baking sheet onto there I’m going to put the rock cakes. And you don’t need to do anymore than take a nice blob like that, hence the name rock cakes. Keep them evenly spaced on the tray.

And, before they go in the oven sprinkle with a little Demerara sugar.

So how easy is that?

This mixture will actually make 12 of these cakes but we will begin with a tray of 6.

These need to now go in the oven at 200C/400F for about 15-20 minutes until they are risen and golden brown.

Look at these how delicious. What a super simple teatime treat . Just serve them with a little bit of butter that’s all they need.

About videos are made available on an "as is" basis, subject to the User Agreement.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.