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Rock cakes made with food processor

Postby Binky » Sun May 10, 2020 12:03 pm

I can't believe how easy this was. All ingredients except fruit into processor, whizz until mixed then add fruit and pulse several times. Bake.


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Re: Rock cakes made with food processor

Postby Amyw » Sun May 10, 2020 12:12 pm

Haven't had a rock cake in years , they look lovely . I do miss my food processor sometimes, I think they're a very useful bit of kit

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Re: Rock cakes made with food processor

Postby Earthmaiden » Sun May 10, 2020 2:08 pm

They look lovely! I used to love rock cakes as a child but have never had much luck with them as an adult. I never seem to get the taste or consistency right despite trying different recipes, some from books where all the other recipes work well.

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Re: Rock cakes made with food processor

Postby Gillthepainter » Sun May 10, 2020 2:19 pm

They look really smart.
Rock cakes was the first thing I ever made at school in Domestic Science.

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Re: Rock cakes made with food processor

Postby Binky » Sun May 10, 2020 7:44 pm

I wouldn't be without a food processor. We had a RoboChef in the mid seventies, then a KitchenAid from the nineties, and now a Magimix. OH has a Kenwood Chef for his bread making. I don't use it at all (maybe once a year for the Christmas Dundee Cake).

Rock cakes and raspberry buns were the first baking I did at school in Domestic Science lessons. Maybe it was part of a national curriculum seeing as a few of us recall this lesson. I have to say that learning about food groups, minerals and vitamins were my favourite subjects (a bit more cerebral). I didn't really learn to cook until I got married.

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Re: Rock cakes made with food processor

Postby Gillthepainter » Sun May 10, 2020 8:21 pm

What are raspberry buns, Binky? I've never heard of them.

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Re: Rock cakes made with food processor

Postby WWordsworth » Sun May 10, 2020 8:23 pm

Pretty much a rock cake without fruit.
Make a dimple in the top with your thumb and fill it with raspberry jam.

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Re: Rock cakes made with food processor

Postby Binky » Sun May 10, 2020 8:29 pm

That's the one, Wordsworth.

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Re: Rock cakes made with food processor

Postby Gillthepainter » Sun May 10, 2020 8:57 pm

Ooooo, nice.

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Re: Rock cakes made with food processor

Postby PatsyMFagan » Mon May 11, 2020 4:56 pm

WWordsworth wrote:Pretty much a rock cake without fruit.
Make a dimple in the top with your thumb and fill it with raspberry jam.


Aren't they the Fat Rascals sold at Betty's ?

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Re: Rock cakes made with food processor

Postby WWordsworth » Mon May 11, 2020 5:13 pm

Not sure about that, I've never had one.
Mum was a professional baker and that is how she made raspberry buns.

Could be a regional thing I suppose.

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Re: Rock cakes made with food processor

Postby Stokey Sue » Mon May 11, 2020 5:32 pm

Haven’t had a rock cake in years. A burnt currant on top always seemed inevitable

The Betty’s Fat rascal is more of a rock cake / scone cross it seems, no jam, the red is glacé cherry
https://www.lavenderandlovage.com/2015/ ... ecipe.html

My mum used to make raspberry buns, the recipe called them Raspberry Thumbprints but we called them buns

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Re: Rock cakes made with food processor

Postby KeenCook2 » Mon May 11, 2020 5:38 pm

WWordsworth wrote:Mum was a professional baker .

Ooooo lucky you!

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Re: Rock cakes made with food processor

Postby Stokey Sue » Mon May 11, 2020 6:03 pm

Meant to add - we assumed the raspberry buns were the “jammy buns” so beloved of Billy Bunter and other schoolchildren in classic stories - but does anyone know different?

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Re: Rock cakes made with food processor

Postby Pampy » Mon May 11, 2020 6:09 pm

When I was in infant school, we used to make jam tarts - always done in the afternoon so we could use the ovens which were still hot from making dinners.

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