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Do you have a favorite recipe that you have loved since being a kid? Maybe this was something that your mum or your grandmother always made for you and it just reminds you of your childhood? Well, today I am going to share this rock cakes recipe with you.
This is one of those recipes that my mum has made for as long as I can remember. She literally whips them up and before you know it she is offering you a hot rock cake straight from the oven………yum!!!
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Rock cakes are typically English, therefore a very popular recipe within my family. Last week I visited mum, and lo and behold, some rock cakes magically appeared after Dad requested some cake!! She made them without even blinking and they always taste amazing!
The beauty of the rock cakes recipe is that it is incredibly easy to make. This is definitely one of those recipes that you can get the kids involved with. They don’t take long to cook either, so the kids won’t have to wait long to show off their cooking skills and devour their creation.
I’m not quite sure why they are called rock cakes though because they are very soft…not like a rock at all! (Although they do have a slight crunchy surface!).
They have a wonderful rugged appearance, which also makes them the perfect treat to make with kids. You can literally throw them together…the more uneven they look the better!
Here is a little bit of trivia for you before I give you the recipe. Did you know that Harry Potter LOVES his rock cakes? Hagrid use to always serve them, although these were like rocks! The best rock cakes were those made by Mrs Weasley!! So there, you have it….if you are a Harry Potter fan and you havn’t tried rock cakes….now is your chance!
The Best Ever Rock Cakes Recipe
What did I say, they are easy to make right?
They taste absolutely beautiful with a cup of tea, and if you taste one straight from the oven….well…let’s just say they may not actually get the chance to cool!
Experiment with the flavors. These traditional rock cakes were made with sultanas, but you can easily substitute the sultanas with cherries, chocolate chips or coconut. Use your imagination and treat those taste buds!