Berry rock cakes

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes to 20 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes to 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.