“We have so much, too much, that we can buy, yet the basic labor of doing, the making with our own hands, is what enlivens us and makes us feel human." Dan Lepard

Thursday, 13 June 2013

ROCK CAKES

An unexpected but a very welcome spell of rains in the last week lifted the spirits and magically transformed the dry parched landscape to a verdant green with all variety of vegetation showing up in every inch of the Earth. Rain is an elixir, a magical potion. It infuses a new life in plants, creatures and humans alike. With rain lilies popping out merrily and football lilies rising from their slumber albeit early, the nature resembles a canvass splashed with myriad colour. All the woes inflicted by the unforgiving summer heat have been washed away.
Mildly sweet and delicious!

Mild drizzle, cool breeze and a lovely book with wonderful recipes had to result in something delicious, comforting with a cup of piping hot strong milky coffee that we’ve begun to enjoy lately and the obvious choice was Rock Cakes with cinnamon, almonds and figs.  



ROCK CAKES

Ingredients
2 cups all purpose flour
90 gm butter
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 egg lightly beaten
½ cup milk
¾ cup chopped figs 
¼ cup chopped almonds
½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
Method
Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Grease a baking tray
Sift all purpose flour, cinnamon, baking powder, sugar and salt.
Rub in butter.
Add figs and almond. Add milk and egg. Stir to mix evenly. Do not over mix.
Drop rounded tablespoons of mixture about 5cm apart onto trays. Sprinkle with extra sugar.

Bake for 15 minutes or till rock cakes turn golden from top. Cool on rack.

My Notes- figs in the recipe can also be replaced by raisins or cranberries.

Sending this recipe to Jagruti's event - My Bowl of Snacks

4 comments:

  1. Am gonna try this soon... nice one

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  2. Loving it and bookmarking...got to bake these goodies

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  3. What a lovely way to enjoy the rains. I love the hot milky coffee part:):)The little cakes look and sound so perfect for the season. So glad you are enjoying the book. Actually you have made the book more special with your lovely creations. And like I said before, I wish I was there in person to devour all the goodies:)

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  4. I must say to all those who will read this recipe,Please Go Ahead n Try! these rock cakes are really really delicious!! Thanks Namita di for such a nice recipe and also for sharing these lovely little cakes with me!!
    Jaishree

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