| These cakes or muffins are a favourite
with the Orchard Family. We lived close to the Orchards in Ontario, but
lost contact when they moved out west in the 1960's. Peggy "found" me while
searching around on the internet in 2005 and we have been corresponding
Rock cakes are delicious and easy to make. Although you can serve with butter and marmelade or jam, they are great on their own.
Mix flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in shortening using knives or a pastry cutter. Add raisins or currants.
Mix beaten eggs, milk and vanilla. Add all at once to the dry ingredients and mix gently.
Fill prepared muffin cups about 2/3 full and bake in preheated 350°F oven 25 to 30 minutes until a bit darker than "golden". Serve warm or cold.
This makes about 12 muffins.
|Note: We "prepare" the muffin tin by using paper muffin cups but you can also use non-stick pans and/or grease with butter or shortening.|
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Jochem Wessels, the Baker of Beverwyck
— and —
his wife Gertrude Wessels who is held in equally high esteem.
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Wessels for their story,
We wonder if "Rock Cakes" were the
type of cake that
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