The topic for day number 4 of BEDN is ‘Food Glorious Food’, and that’s something I’m pretty good at, considering I eat a lot of food. So I thought I’d bring you the recipe I mentioned yesterday: jammy rock cakes! We were just sat watching TV in the afternoon yesterday (/today – I’m scheduling this!) and Ben asked if I’d ever heard of rock cakes. Well, of course I had, but I’d never made them. He’d been thinking about how his aunty Cath had used to them for him with a little blob of jam on top when he was younger and how he wanted some again. So we looked up a recipe, realised they were super easy and that we had all the ingredients, so decided to make some. They literally took about 5 minutes to make and 15 to bake. Basically they’re just a quick version of ready made scones! So here’s the recipe.
Jammy Rock Cakes
This is a very easy introduction to baking that's difficult to make a mess of! These jammy rock cakes are inspired by Ben's Aunty Cath - a proper old-fashioned and traditional British recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 12 cakes
- 200 g self raising flour
- 75 g caster sugar
- 50 g margarine
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbsp milk
- Jam (of your choice!)
Preheat the oven to 180C (360F).
Beat together the margarine, sugar and vanilla extract until creamy consistency.
Mix in the flour and the egg until the mixture comes together. Use the milk to bring it together a bit easier.
Split the mixture into 12 balls and place spread out on a greased baking tray.
Press your thumb into the top of each ball and fill the indent with a small amount of jam.
Bake in the preheated oven for around 15-17 minutes until browned. Leave to cool, then enjoy!