Rock Cakes with no butter and no sugar

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Rock cakes as seen on tv, photo taken by George during a live show

Reducing butter is one of the principals of the Mediterranean Diet. Rock Cakes were the first home economics lesson for most of us. Their simplicity makes them a bake that anyone can make very easily. There is nothing better than home made; fresh, quick and delicious.

For my rock cakes with no butter and no sugar you will need:

350g self raising flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
Stevia, the equivalent of 100g in sugar of stevia
3 tablespoons honey for mixture plus one spoon for glazing the surface after baking
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
200g ricotta
150g mixed fruit of your choice (on tv I used glace cherries and pistachios for a change)
3 eggs

Enough water to achieve a dropping consistency

Preheat the oven to 180C.
Rub the ricotta into the sifted flour, bicarbonate and baking powder as you would with butter. Add a pinch of salt.
Add the spices and stevia.
Mix the honey with the eggs and fold it into the flour mixture. Add a few spoons of water if needed to achieve dropping consistency.
Use a baking spray lightly on a baking dish. Use 2 forks to form irregular heaps on the baking sheet.

Bake near the centre of the oven for 18 minutes or until golden. Before they cool coat the surface with some warmed up honey using a baking brush.

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Quick rock cakes as seen on tv, photos taken during a live show by George Aquilina

Kitchenware by K & Co [Prestige, Pedrini and Bialetti, Telephone 79415384

4 responses to “Rock Cakes with no butter and no sugar”

  1. What does it mean the equivalent of 100 g. Stevia please.
    Thanks in advance.
    Rose Falzon.

    1. Hello Rose, depending on the brand of Stevia you are using. Check the writing on the label and it will indicate the equivalent of 100g of processed sugar for the brand of stevia you are using. Let me know if you need any more information 🙂

  2. Hi. We don’t use stevia or any sweetners at our home. And no sugar either. Will it be ok if I substitute it with maybe some more honey? Any suggestions pls? Thanks 🙂

    1. yes of course or agave. If you do not like them too sweet, perhaps you can just leave the sugar out and you may find that 3 tablespoons of honey is enough 🙂

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