reward: authentic rock buns!

very cakey before the scale

very cakey before the scale

Yes, that scale arrived in the kitchen last night, and I just couldn’t resist trying it out today.

Success! Now I know what went wrong with my previous 3 versions: A bit too much flour, and not nearly enough marg.

Moral: Get thee a scale, and weigh out those ingredients instead of converting a recipe. (Or get a better method of converting than I did!)

(click any photo below to go to slide show, in proper order!)

The original, authentic British rock bun recipe from Simon’s 2010 blog.

original wordpress post


12 thoughts on “reward: authentic rock buns!

    1. CurlsnSkirls Post author

      Thank you, Lovely!
      Saw your luscious recipe for fruit cake the other day… but cannot get tubs of peel or mixed spice here. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Technically still don’t have proper rock buns either, just using raisins & ginger/cinnamon. But doing much better than before. xxx

        1. CurlsnSkirls Post author

          Just tried to search online & couldn’t locate anything easily – all info is for shipping to other countries, not receiving a tin of grocer spices. Thank you for thinking of it, and for asking about shipping! Will ask next time the snow-sleet-freezing rain stops long enough for me to get to my post office. xxxx

        2. CurlsnSkirls Post author

          Did a bit more searching & discovered something similar (our pumpkin pie spice, which is a mix of about the same spices), and several recipes for mixing my own mixed spice. Would you believe I **had** pumpkin pie spice, and tossed it when I did my last annual spice clear out?! Agh!! Anyway, Lovely, don’t worry about sending any, but I thank you **very much** for thinking of it! xxxxx


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