So in Britain we call these small mounds of yumminess either rock buns or rock cakes depending on which part of the country you come from. I’m nervous about calling them rock buns as I think that the word ‘buns’ has a totally different connotation for those of you in the USA …. sooooo rock cakes is what they’ll be called for the purpose of this post!
Rock cakes are a traditional British teatime treat, they are simple to make and only take 15 minutes to bake. The recipe uses less sugar than many other cakes and they only require one egg. Because of this they were popular in the second world war when food rationing meant that sugar and eggs were in short supply. Don’t let this put you off though – they still taste great – they are sweet, buttery little cakes which will take most British people straight back to their childhood. Once cooked they are said to resemble rocks as they retain an uneven color and contour! Personally, I don’t see it but hey maybe you have a better imagination than me 🙂
The recipe below uses 1/2 cup of mixed dried fruit, you can use any dried fruit of your choice, I used sultanas and raisins for this batch and also tossed in a bit of dried fruit peel to the mix for a different taste.
I hope you enjoy these super simple little