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                                 ROCK CAKES
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 Serving Size  : 15   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes                            Beverages
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       c            All-purpose flour
    2       ts           Baking powder
            pn           Salt
      1/2   ts           Ground nutmeg
      1/4   ts           Ground cinnamon
      1/4   ts           Ground cloves
      1/4   c            Cold butter, cut in
                         -small pieces
      1/4   c            Solid vegetable shortening,
                         -cut in pieces
      1/3   c            Raisins (plumped)
      1/3   c            Chopped walnuts
      2/3   c            Packed light brown sugar
                         Grated peel of one lemon
    1                    Egg, lightly beaten
    1       tb           To 2T milk
   A staple at English boarding schools, these individual cakes are served
   with afternoon tea.  They don't keep well; after a day they take on the
   characteristics of “rocks”. Preheat oven to 400F (205C). Grease a large
   baking sheet; set aside. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon
   and cloves into a large bowl. With your fingers, rub in butter and
   shortening until mixture is crumbly. Stir in raisins, walnuts, brown sugar,
   and lemon peel. Add egg and just enough milk to make a stiff dough. Drop
   tablespoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart on baking sheet.  Bake 12 to 15
   minutes or until golden brown.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve
   fresh.  Makes about 15 rock cakes.
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