Rock Cakes

This school holidays I have started to read the Harry Potter series to my big boys. They are loving it … and so am I!

Early on in the first book, Rock Cakes are mentioned and Will was very intrigued when I told him that they were a real thing. He has been asking to make them together ever since!

They are a traditional English tea time food and are like a cross between a scone and fruit cake – very delicious! Unlike the ones that Hagrid served up to Harry, Ron and Hermione, these ones won’t break your teeth πŸ˜‰

See below the recipe for the coeliac friendly option.

  • 1.5 cups spelt flour
  • 2 tsp GF baking powder
  • 120g Nuttelex, or other vegan butter
  • 80g sultanas
  • 70g chopped medjool dates
  • 60g coconut sugar
  • finely grated zest of 1 orange
  • 5 tbsp aquafaba (liquid drained from a can of chick peas)
  • pinch of mixed spice

Mill sugar until it is fine. Use a coffee/spice grinder, nutribullet or speed 9 for a few seconds in a thermal cooker.

Place flour, baking powder and spice in your processor. Add to it the Nuttelex and pulse several times until you have a wet crumb.

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Add in fruit, zest and sugar and mix until combined (Speed 3, 15 seconds)

Add aquafaba thought the top funnel whilst it is processing and mix until combined into a stiff, quite wet dough. (Speed 4, about 15 seconds).

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Place tablespoons of the mixture on a lined baking tray, sprinkle the tops with a little extra coconut sugar (not milled) and place in a preheated 200C oven for about 15-20 minutes.

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Allow to cool.

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Serve with a cuppa … and a good book!

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Makes 12

To make a Coeliac friendly version: replace the spelt flour with 1 1/4 cup plain GF flour and 1/4 cup almond meal.

Enjoy πŸ™‚

 

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