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
- Baking Powder
- 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)
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.
Mix the flour, the baking powder and the sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.
Rub the butter into the dry ingredients until mixture is fine like breadcrumbs. Set the bowl aside and take out another clean bowl.
Beat the egg and the vanilla together in a separate bowl.
Combine the flour mixture, all of the dried fruit and the egg together in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.
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.