Rock Drops

Rock Drops

A tea-time treat

These tasty scone-like biscuits are also called Rock Cakes or Rock Buns. According to Wikipedia, the name “Rock” refers to its appearance, “rough surface resembling a rock.”


1.75 cups (7.5 oz)  all purpose flour
2 tsp (10 g) baking powder
1/3 cup (76 g) butter, cut into small pieces
1/3 cup (84 g)  raw crystal sugar
1/2 cup (3 oz)  golden raisins
2 Tbl candied cherries, finely chopped
1 egg, beaten
2 Tbl milk


  1. Lightly grease a cookie sheet with a little butter.
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Rub in the butter with your fingers until well combined and mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Stir in the raw crystal sugar, golden raisins, and chopped candied cherries, combining all the ingredients thoroughly.
  4. Add the beaten egg and milk and mix to form a soft dough.
  5. Spoon eight mounds of the mixture onto the cookie sheet, spacing them well apart as they will spread while cooking.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 400° F for 15-20 minutes. until firm to the touch and when pressed with a finger.
  7. Remove the rock drops from the cookie sheet. You can either serve them piping hot from the oven or transfer them to a wire rack and let cool before serving.

Makes 8

Approximately 250 calories per Rock Drop.

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