Tastes of the Mediterranean



6 oz/175g butter or margarine

12oz/350g plain flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

Pinch of salt

6oz/175g soft light brown sugar


4 Dessert spoons of water

4 Dessert spoons of Tastes of the Mediterranean Berry Medley Jam


  1. Preheat the oven to 180oC/350f/gas mark 4.
  2. Line 3 baking trays with greaseproof paper.
  3. Place the butter in a mixing bowl, then sift the flour, baking powder and salt over the butter. 
  4. Using your fingertips rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  5. Stir in the sugar, then add the egg and HALF the water.
  6. Using a round bladed knife stir well to bring it together.
  7. The mixture should be quite stiff and just hold together. If you feel you need any more water, add it little by little.
  8. Place the jam on top, stir in with the knife, so it is swirled within the mixture.
  9. Place a tablespoon of the mixture onto your lined baking trays, making sure that the dollops of are well apart.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  11. Leave the rock cakes to cool for 5 minutes on the trays before transferring to a wire rack until cold.
  12. If not serving straight away then store the rock cakes in an airtight container and eat within 2-3 days.