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Friday, June 20, 2008

High School Rock Buns

Rock Buns or Rock Cakes..whichever you may want to call them..are classic nostalgia. I actually love the rocky-look against the chewy interior. A cross between a cookie and a cake, it's a great tea-time snack or to binge on with a glass of milk. Most of us would remember making these during your early high school years in the Home Economics class. I simply altered the recipe to my preference. I love making them as they don't require me to use any high-end kitchen gadgets. All you need are your hands as it is a rubbing-in method. Simple. Straightforward. Fast. Dead easy..Make some today!


250g butter (not too soft)
250g sugar
500g flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp mixed spice (cinnamon,nutmeg)
zest of 1/2 a lemon
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
1 and 1/2 cups mixed fruits
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
Glace cherries - halved or quartered (optional)

In a bowl, sift flour,salt,baking powder,lemon zest and mixed spice. Add butter. Using fingertips, rub butter into the dry mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the sugar and mixed fruits/chocolate chip. Beat eggs and milk together and pour slowly into the mixture. Add until the mixture is just binded. You don't need to add all. It should be a little crumbly but still decently moist.

Drop spoonfuls onto a baking sheet. Try not to make them look perfectly round as they are supposed to look rough (that's why they're called Rock Buns). Space them apart and add a piece of cherry on top(Optional). I like to sprinkle a little bit of sugar on top. Bake in a preheated 200 degrees oven for abt 15 mins. Take them out after that as they will continue to bake even during cooling. Place them on a wire rack. Cool completely b4 storing them in a super airtight container.

I get abt 60.

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