Quick & Easy

Rock cakes

Classic biscuits.
Small plate of rock cakes

Test Kitchen tip

Rock cakes are not scones, but they are related. Don’t overcook the rock cakes as they firm up as they cool. When they look brown and firm-ish, give one a gentle push and, if it slides on the oven tray, they’re all done.

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1.Preheat oven to hot, 200°C. Lightly grease and line an oven tray with baking paper.
2.Sift flour, baking powder and spices into a bowl. Using fingertips, rub in butter until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in sugar and fruit.
3.Make a well in the centre of the mixture and add combined milk and egg, mixing to form a soft, sticky dough.
4.Place heaped tablespoonfuls of mixture on tray. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

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