Rock Cakes Cookies Recipe

A yummy tradtional sweet biscuit

Rock Cakes are a sweet biscuit bun that was promoted by the Ministry that was in control of food rationing in the UK during World War Two.  These are something i know my Grandfather used to bake and although i dont remember them at all i wanted to try them and make sure i too could make good ones.

It has taken a few different recipes and a few batches to get right.Traditionally these contained mixed fruits and peel and i just use sultanas so my children will eat them but i think i have mastered the Rock Cake.  Obviously the traditional didnt contain Chia seeds but i like to squeeze Omega three into my family anyway i can.  

Rock Cakes Cookie Recipe

Rock Cakes


3 cups Plain Flour

2 teaspoons Baking Powder

3/4 cup Brown Sugar

3/4 teaspoon of Mixed Spice

180g Soft but not melted Butter

125g Sultanas or Mixed Fruit

1 large egg

2 Tablespoons of Milk

1 Tablespoon of white Chia

2 Tablespoons of Castor Sugar.



Pre heat your oven to 180 celcius FF

Mix the flour, baking powder and brown sugar in a bowl, making sure you get all the little lumps out.

Add the spices and rub in the butter until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.

Stir through the fruit and Chia seeds.

In a small bowl lightly whisk your egg and then pour it into the flour.

You want a real stiff and irregular dough. Add a tablespoon of milk at a time you shouldn't need any more than two tablespoons.

Spoon onto lined baking trays small fist sized heaps.  Make them an even size but the texture is supposed to appear bulgy and lumpy.

Sprinkle with the Castor sugar.  Only a little is needed.

Cook for 18 -20 mins  They should have a golden brown colour on the outside.  Cool on wire rack.


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+1 # Audrey 2014-11-11 04:03
These look like that would make a tasty afterschool treat. And I just bought some candied citrus peel that I bet would be great in them.
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0 # Christine 2016-01-28 21:34
Yum! One of my fave childhood snacks.
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