In spite of the name, these cakes only become rocklike if left out for several days. Enjoy


  • 2 cups flour
  • l l/2 teasp baking powder
  • 3 tblsp sugar
  • 4 ounces softened butter
  • l cup currants
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • l/4 cup milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine flour, baking powder and sugar in a bowl. Cut the butter into small pieces and rub it in until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Stir in the currants, eggs and milk, mixing to form a stiff batter.
Drop rounded tablespoons of the batter onto a well-greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake till they are golden in color - about 15 minutes.
Cool them on a rack

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: British Cookbook for Americans
Submitted By: Dorothy Painter
Rock Cakes