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
3 or 4 oz Sugar
1 tsp Mixed Spices*
4 oz Currants or Raisins
Pinch of Nutmeg
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
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
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
Let me know what you think.