As promised, yesterday’s “moon” rock cake recipe. Rock cakes are a light, crumbly tea-time favourite and were perfect for our Space themed tea. They are really easy to make, and Bailey had lots of fun making them!

RECIPE FROM BBC FOOD

TAKES 30 MINUTES

COOKING TIME 15-20 MINUTES

MAKES 6 (or 12 small)

INGREDIENTS
200g self-raising flour
75g brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
100g unsalted butter, cut into cubes
150g dried fruit (usually people use rasins but we didn’t have any so used cranberries – so good!)
1 free-range egg
1 tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla extract (we used vanilla sugar instead)

METHOD
1. Preheat oven to 200C 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.
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.
7. Enjoy!