So on Saturday my beautiful and wonderful Gran passed away.
It’s all very raw still and it’s early days but I feel I need to keep busy and fill my time with small happy moments amongst all of the sadness.
I want to dedicate this post to one of her very favourite recipes The Rock Cake. My earliest memories are (I must have been about five years old) standing in her kitchen licking the spoon covered in rock cake mixture. I remember them being HUGE and can even imagine the smell now! She absolutely loved baking, and made the best cakes. So I feel like it is my job now to bake and preserve her memory.
8oz Self raising flour
pinch of salt
3oz raisins or dried fruit
2oz caster sugar
A little milk to mix
Demerara sugar to sprinkle
- Heat the oven to 190°C, grease/line two baking trays.
- Mix the flour and salt, rub in margarine,
- Stir in raisins/dried fruit.
- Stir in sugar.
- Mix to a stiff dough with the egg and a little milk.
- Roughly place on tray and sprinkle a little demerara sugar over the top of each cake.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes
If you happen to make some rock cakes, I would love to see your links and photographs so feel free to paste them in the comments. Make some happy memories with your loved ones that you can always look back on.
Enjoy a cake with a lovely cup of tea, and think of all the great times you’ve had and have yet to come.
Love you Granny xx