thank you so much for all the wonderful comments and support in my last post, I really appreciate it.. xx
and to say thank you do come round for a nice rock bun, I modified a recipe when I found some dried cranberries in the cupboard that really needed eating up, and they're not bad..
cranberry and orange rock buns
340 g plain flour ( I used doves farm gluten free which is why they aren't very rocky, feel free to use normal flour!
1/4 tsp salt
pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
2 tsp baking powder
85g dried cranberries
85 g raisins or sultanas
85g glace cherries - chopped up
zest of 1/2 orange
zest of 1/2 lemon
2 tbsp milk
rub flour/butter/sugar together to resemble breadcrumbs
stir in baking powder, salt, nutmeg, dried fruit and zest.
mix in egg, and milk, to make a stiff dough
pile mixture into little rocks on greased/lined baking tray.
sprinkle with a little demerara sugar.
bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown at 180C
cool on a wire rack if you can resist them......
they certainly cheered up Miss K when she came home from school - which is getting a lot easier this week, we've had 2 meetings with the head teacher, and they're FINALLY listening, and so fingers crossed. Of course next we have the issue of which secondary school.........
and I was hugely cheered up by this most wonderful parcel which I won in Sheila's giveaway,
the whole parcel smelt gorgeous even before I got it undone!
Thank you so much Sheila,
and I've found the perfect pattern for the wool.