Rock Cakes



approx 48 – 50)

   4 cups S.R. flour

   160gms/5.5ozs butter or margarine

   140gms/5 ozs caster sugar

   130gms/4.5ozs dried mixed fruit

   1 cup milk

   2 large eggs

   1/2 tsp baking spice mix

   Few drops vanilla essence – (optional)


Set oven to 190C/375F.

Sift flour and spice mix together into a large mixing bowl.

Cut butter/margarine into the flour and rub in using fingertips until mixture
resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Add sugar and mixed fruit, mix well.

Break eggs into a small bowl, add a few drops of vanilla essence and beat
lightly with a fork.

Add to flour mixture with enough milk to form a stiff, sticky dough.

Place rounded dspfuls of mixture on a lined baking tray.

Bake for 10 – 15 mins or until golden brown.

Cool on wire racks and store in an airtight container or a cookie jar.



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