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Wood Fired Rock Cakes

Rock Cakes were a frequent teatime treat during the Second World War as rations dictated the need to use less sugar and eggs! Still popular now, these come out beautifully when baked in a wood fired oven.


  • 225g Plain Flour
  • 2tsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1tsp Mixed Spice
  • 85g Butter, diced
  • 85g Castor Sugar
  • 85g Sultanas or Raisins
  • 1 Egg
  • 20g Milk
  • Demerara sugar for dusting


Firstly fire up your wood fired oven to its optimum temperature, then leave to cool until your oven reaches the ideal baking temperature of 200°c.

Put the flour, baking powder, salt and mixed spice in a bowl. Add in the diced butter and rub with your fingertips until a breadcrumb consistency is achieved. Add the sugar and sultanas to the mix.

Next, lightly beat the egg with the milk, add to the mix and incorporate with a fork.

You can now start dividing the mix into 8-10 balls, and put on a baking tray. Rough the cakes up with a fork, and sprinkle with the Demerara sugar.

Bake in your wood fired oven for 10-12 minutes until your rock cakes turn a lovely golden brown colour. Put the rock cakes on a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes and then serve.

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