Recipe: Sebastian’s Rock Cakes


Sebastian Bush, Social & Multimedia Editor


Rock Cakes come from a Harry Potter recipe book, and are made by Hagrid through the books. I made them once, and we loved them so much, that I continued to make them. They are kind of like really soft scones.



8 oz self-raising flour

2 1/2 oz caster sugar

1 tsp. baking powder

4 1/2 oz unsalted butter, cut into cubes

5 1/2 oz dried fruit

1 egg

1 tbsp. milk

2 tsp. vanilla extract



1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a baking tray with baking parchment.

2. Mix the flour, sugar and baking powder in a bowl and rub in the cubed butter until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs, then mix in the dried fruit.

3. In a clean bowl, beat the egg and milk together with the vanilla extract.

4. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir with a spoon until the mixture just comes together as a thick, lumpy dough. Add a teaspoon more milk if you need it to make the mixture stick together. The texture should be a thick, lumpy dough – don’t be tempted to add too much liquid.

5. Place golfball-sized spoons of the mixture onto the prepared baking tray. Leave space between them as they will flatten and spread out to double their size during baking.

6. Bake for 15–20 minutes, until golden-brown. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes, then turn them out onto a wire rack to cool.