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Make our member Jack’s rock cakes – comfort food to brighten up lockdown

Day Opportunities had a virtual ‘takeover’ session earlier this week, when our member Jack taught us how to make delicious rock cakes!

If you’re a Day Opportunities member at home, why not join our virtual sessions? From animal care to signing, karaoke and cookery, they’re lots of fun and a way to spend time with your friends. Call 01257 472 900 to find out how. 

In the meantime, if you fancy making Jack’s recipe at home, here it is: 

Rock Cakes

Rock cakes are a light, crumbly tea-time favourite. Eat while they are still warm from the oven.

Cooking time: 10 to 30 mins
Makes 12


200g self-raising flour
75g caster sugar
1 tsp baking powder
125g unsalted butter, cut into cubes
150g dried fruit or currants
1 medium egg
1 tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)


1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4 and line a baking tray.
2. Mix the flour, sugar and baking powder in a bowl and rub in the cubed butter until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs, then mix in the dried fruit or currants.
3. In a clean bowl, beat the egg and milk together with the vanilla extract.
4. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir with a spoon until the mixture just comes together as a thick, lumpy dough. Add a teaspoon more milk if you need it to make the mixture stick together.
5. Place golf ball-sized spoons of the mixture onto the prepared baking tray. Leave space between them as they will flatten and spread out to double their size during baking.
6. Bake for 15–20 minutes, until golden-brown. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes, then turn them out onto a wire rack to cool.



Make our member Jack’s rock cakes – comfort food to brighten up lockdown

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