How to make rock cakes

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How to make rock cakes
Fizz up a rock cake with icing. (IPGGutenbergUKLtd/iStock/Getty Images)

One of the fondest memories one has as a child may be baking a rock cake with their grandma. Rock cakes are one of the first things many young children learn to bake as a child. The cool thing with rock cakes is that they look like rocks, but don't taste like them. Here are some steps on how to make rock cakes.

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Things you need

  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Sugar
  • Butter or margarine
  • An egg
  • Vanilla essence
  • Dried fruit
  • One large mixing bowl
  • One small mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoons
  • Non-stick cookie sheets (or greased cookie sheets)

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  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 176 degrees C (350 degrees F). Allow it to reach temperature before baking. This may take time depending on your oven.

  2. 2

    Mix the flour, the baking powder and the sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.

  3. 3

    Rub the butter into the dry ingredients until mixture is fine like breadcrumbs. Set the bowl aside and take out another clean bowl.

  4. 4

    Beat the egg and the vanilla together in a separate bowl.

  5. 5

    Combine the flour mixture, all of the dried fruit and the egg together in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.

  6. 6

    Pile large tablespoon size cookie dough balls onto a greased cookie sheet. Set them about 1.2 cm (1/2 inch) apart on the sheet. Bake them in a hot 176 degrees C (350 degrees F) oven for about 20 to 25 minutes. Let them cool completely, and then place them in an airtight container for storage.

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