Rock Buns

This morning I had an urge to bake something so I decided to bake some rock buns, a scone like bun but it has a lot more sugar than scones so the texture is harder and more crumbly. They are mega! And couldn’t be easier to make!

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Here’s what you’ll need
225g/8oz Self Raising Flour
125g/4oz Margarine or Butter
75g/3oz Caster Sugar
125g/4oz Mixed Dried Fruit (to include candied peel)
1 Egg (beaten)
2 tablespoons of Milk
Granulated Sugar for topping

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And here’s how to do it:
Pre-heat oven to 200°C/190°C Fan/ 400°F/Gas 6. Lightly grease a baking tray, I always keep the paper from butter to grease baking trays.
Sieve flour into a bowl and add the margarine or butter. Rub into the flour until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Add the sugar and dried fruit and mix well, use a wooden spoon for this, it works better.
Finally, add the egg and milk and mix thoroughly to give a stiff dough.
Using two forks, lift up small portions of the mixture and place on the baking sheet about an inch and a half apart. The buns should be rough looking, do not smooth them down.
Shake a little sugar on top of each bun and place in the pre heated oven for 10 to15 minutes until golden brown. Leave on tin for about five minutes, then transfer to a wire tray to cool.

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