Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Rock cakes

G found this recipe in the latest issue of Grass Roots, an Australian self-sufficiency mag we get. Out of all of this genre of mag, we enjoy Grass Roots most of all for its hands on approach, reader tips, recipes and ideas (including money savers).

Anyway, here is the recipe:

125g butter
250g SR flour
125g sugar
1/2 cup sultanas
1/2 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmet
1 egg, lightly beaten
3 Tbsp milk

Preheat oven to 170 deg C.

Rub butter into flour. Add rest of dry ingredients, mix. Make a well and add the egg and milk. Mix with a spoon or knife until a dough forms. Drop dessert spoons of mixture on a greased baking tray. Bake for about 15mins.

Variation: next time I might omit the dates and try mixed peel instead.

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