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
- Lightly grease a cookie sheet with a little butter.
- 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.
- Stir in the raw crystal sugar, golden raisins, and chopped candied cherries, combining all the ingredients thoroughly.
- Add the beaten egg and milk and mix to form a soft dough.
- Spoon eight mounds of the mixture onto the cookie sheet, spacing them well apart as they will spread while cooking.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 400° F for 15-20 minutes. until firm to the touch and when pressed with a finger.
- 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.
Approximately 250 calories per Rock Drop.