The rock cakes were shapeless lumps with raisins that almost broke their teeth, but Harry and Ron pretended to be enjoying them as they told Hagrid all about their first lessons.”
– Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Hagrid’s rock cakes might usually turn out to be more rock than cake, but with this recipe, you can make your own batch that won’t break your teeth! Rock cakes are light, crumbly fruit cakes, which are classic British teatime treats.
Grease a large cooking sheet.
Sift the flour, salt, and mixed spice together in a medium bowl. Cut the butter into the flour until it has the consistency of large crumbs.
Stir in the sugar and dried fruit. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg and milk together.
Pour the egg mixture over the flour mixture. Using a large spoon, blend the mixtures together to form a rough dough. Avoid "Hagrid's Rock Cakes" by being careful not to overmix since overmixing will make the rock cakes hard. Just mix until the flour is mixed in.
Using a spoon, dollop portions of the dough onto a cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Don't smooth them out - they should be like a drop biscuit.
Sprinkle each mound generously with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool. Eat within two days. Enjoy!