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    New Zealand Rock Cakes

    New Zealand Rock Cakes. Photo by Bonnie G #2

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    25 mins

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    15 mins

    threeovens's Note:

    Rock cakes are one of the oldest known New Zealand recipes that have been written down. They date back to 1861 and were enjoyed at tea time by the original English settlers.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 425°F Sift flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Mix in butter until crumbly (use clean hands). Add sugar, raisins, and marmalade; mix well (with spoon). Add in egg. Batter should be stiff and "rocky".
    2. 2
      The mixture must be stiff, or it will lose shape when baking. Pull off golf ball size chunks of dough and drop on cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake in oven for 15 minutes until lightly browned. Turn bottom side up to cool. Serve with milk or tea.

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    • on August 01, 2012


      Made these for the NZ n Australia leg of ZWT 8. They were easy and soooo good. Didn't have orange marmalade so used Sugar Free Strawberry jam and then followed the directions. Oh so good and DGD approved. Don't know what the reason is for cooling upside down but I did follow as you can see by the photos. I'll be making these often, loved the fresh, flavor and soft texture. and they looked nice too.

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    Nutritional Facts for New Zealand Rock Cakes

    Serving Size: 1 (75 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 314.1
    Calories from Fat 147
    Total Fat 16.3 g
    Saturated Fat 10.0 g
    Cholesterol 71.6 mg
    Sodium 345.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 39.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    Sugars 22.6 g
    Protein 3.4 g

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