(Not) Hagrid's Rock Cakes
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 12-14
A Rock Cake recipe inspired by JK Rowling's Harry Potter, and traditional British treat, that won't break your teeth like Hagrid's Rock Cakes!
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas Mark 4.
  2. In a large mixing bowl mix together your flours, coconut sugar, baking powder, mixed spice, nutmeg, xanthan gum, salt, and vanilla powder, being sure to get rid of any clumps of sugar.
  3. Next stir in your orange zest and then rub in the butter with your fingers until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the fruit and stir until evenly distributed.
  4. Whisk your eggs lightly with a fork then add to the flour mixture. Stir the mixture until it forms a stiff dough. If your dough is too stiff you may need to add a tablespoon of nut milk to loosen the mix. The dough should resemble a rough cookie dough.
  5. Using two forks pile the mixture onto a lined baking tray, or silicone baking mat, creating irregular spiky heaps.
  6. Place the tray into the centre of the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. If at any point you feel the cakes are browning too quickly create a tent with tin foil (shiny side up) to protect the tops from browning any further.
  7. Remove from the oven and leave the rock cakes to cool for 5 minutes on the tray before removing to a wire rack. This is because the rock cakes will be incredibly fragile while hot and will break apart with ease.
  8. Store in an airtight container at room temperature (if you can resist eating them all of course).
*All cup measurements used are UK cup measurements and so 1 cup = 250ml.
Recipe by Greens of the Stone Age at https://greensofthestoneage.com/not-hagrids-rock-cakes/