Berry rock cakes

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutesto 20 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutesto 35 minutes 35 minutes
  • Makes:12


    225g self-raising flour
    ½ tsp mixed spice
    1 tsp baking powder
    75g golden caster sugar
    125g unsalted butter, diced, at room temperature
    150g Waitrose Cherries, stoned and roughly chopped
    50g blueberries
    1 medium Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Egg, beaten
    1 tbsp milk
    1 tsp vanilla extract



    1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Line 2 baking trays with baking parchment.

    2. Mix the flour, spice, baking powder and sugar in a large bowl. Add the butter and rub in with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the fruit, then mix in the egg, milk and vanilla. Mix with a large spoon until a rough dough is formed.

    3. Divide into 12 balls and place on the trays with enough space between them to allow for a little spreading during cooking. Bake for 14-18 minutes until golden. 

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