Chocolate Spice Rock Buns

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I really can't take all the credit for this as I got the basic receipe from a home economics lesson in school when I was 12... I loved it so much I have been tweaking and perfecting it ever since.

Preparation time: 10 Mins
Cooking time: 20 Mins

Difficulty:
Serves: 8

Dietary guidance: v 

Tags: cakes ยท

Ingredients

150g Self Raising Flour
50g Hard Butter
50g Sugar
1 Egg
(1 Tbsp of Milk)
100g Milk Choc Chips
1 Tbsp Mixed Spice

Method

1. Put oven on GM 4 / 180.
2. Mix butter and flour to the texture of fine breadcrumbs (Kenwood K Beater does it best).
3. Add Sugar, Choc Chips and mixed spice and mix in gently.

...and now for the tricky bit...

4. Beat in the egg slowly paying close attention to the texture of the mixture. It will turn from powdery to a solid lump fairly quickly, and BEFORE it does this you need to decide if you will need to add some milk or not. If you have followed the measurements exactly you should not really need to. The finished mixture should be the texture of play dough... not sticky and not crumbly.

5. Break in to 8 pieces and place in muffin cases on a baking tray.
6. Bake on GM4 / 180 for 15-20 Minutes until golden brown and firmish.
7. Allow to stand to cool for at least an hour before eating.

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