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Ruby's Rock Cakes


Hi,
I finally got one of the two recipes that I had been looking for and, as promised, am sending it on to you - it's the one for Rock Cakes (I always call them Ruby's Rock Cakes because I got the recipe from my aunt in Aberdeen)..
 
RUBY'S ROCK CAKES
 
8 oz        Flour
4 oz        Margarine or Butter (I prefer the butter)
3 or 4 oz  Sugar
1 tsp        Mixed Spices*
4 oz         Currants or Raisins
Pinch of    Nutmeg
1              Egg
2 tsp        Milk (can go up to 4 oz if necessary but you don't want them real wet - just enough to hold the dough together)
 
Rub in butter, add sugar, raisins and spices.  Beat egg and add to dry ingredients.  Add milk, mix to form a stiff batter.   Bake 15-20 minutes at 400.
 
*       If you can't find Mixed Spices (which is NOT Allspice) like I can't you can mix your own as follows:
 
1 TBSP      Allspice
1 TBSP      Cinnamon
1 TBSP      Nutmeg
2 tsp          Mace
1 tsp          Ground Cloves
 
Mix all spices together and store in an air-tight glass jar.
 
Hope you like these!  You can eat them for breakfast, as a snack or as dessert.  I've never met anyone who doesn't like them!!
 
When I get the recipe for Aberdeen Morning Rowies I'll pass that along too - my cousin is having trouble finding the right one and the bakers won't give out their recipe!  She's still looking.
 
Let me know what you think.
 
Sincerely,
Lynn Johnson         

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