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Rock Cakes"

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A small individual cake with firm texture and rough, rock-like appearance containing dried fruit. Popular Australian snack.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (9 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Type AB (8 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (8 beneficials)
  • Type B (5 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (8 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (3 beneficials)

  • Baked Good

  • 1 cup spelt flour [or kamut flour]
  • 1 cup barley flour (or flour to your type)
  • 2 level teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 level teaspoons baking powder [Baking Powder Recipe Variations]
  • 90 grams reduced fat butter or margarine, cut into pieces [or 3 ounces of ghee]
  • 1/2 cup caster (superfine) sugar [or 1/4 cup agave nectar or BTD compliant sweetener]
  • 1/2 cup mixed dried fruit to your type (I use apricots, pineapple and currants), chopped up small
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped nuts to your type (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground dried ginger
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup low fat soy milk [or any BTD compliant milk]

How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 200 deg.C (400 deg.F).
  2. Grease 2 oven trays.
  3. Sift flours, baking soda, and baking powder together into a large bowl.
  4. Add pieces of butter/margarine, and rub in with fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  5. Mix in sugar, fruit, nuts, and ginger.
  6. Whisk egg white into soy milk and add to dry ingredients.
  7. Mix to a stiff dough (after initial stirring, I use my hands to mix.)
  8. Pile mixture in portions of approximately 3 level Tablespoons (2 if using Australian tablespoon), on prepared oven trays.
  9. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  11. Before serving, rock cakes can be split and buttered if desired.

Blood Type Diet Analysis:

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Core Ingredients Analysis:
The ingredients in this category are either BTD compliant for all types or the recipe author and/or editor did not suggest a possible substitution. If this category contains avoids for your blood type this recipe may not work for you, unless you feel like you can omit the item or make an appropriate substitution. If you develop a great BTD compliant variation of this recipe please consider adding it to the Recipe Database.

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Ginger1 B B N B B B B B
Baking Soda N N N N N N N N
Egg White (c...1 N N B B N N N N

Variations and Substitutions Analysis:
This category of ingredients contains possible substitutions that may allow different blood types to use the recipe or ingredients that can be left out of the recipe altogether.

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pecan/Pecan ...1 ,2 N N N N N N N N
Walnut (Engl...1 ,2 B B B B N B B B
Walnut (Blac...1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Almond/Almon...1 N N N N N N N N

Beverage Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Almond Milk1 ,2 N N N N N N N A
Rice Milk3 N N B B B B N N
Soy Milk3 B N N A A N N A

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Apricot/Apri...1 ,2 ,3 B B N N N N N A
Currants (Bl... N N N N N B N N
Pineapple1 ,3 B B B B B B N N

Bean/Legume Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Peanut/Peanu...1 B B B N A A A A

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Butter1 A A A A N N N N
Ghee (Clarif...1 N N N B N B N N

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Rice Cake/Fl...3 ,4 B N B B B B N N
Barley3 ,4 N N N N N N A A
Soy Flour/Br...3 ,4 B N B A N A N A
Kamut3 ,4 N N A A A A N N
Spelt Flour/...3 ,4 N N N N N N N A

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Agave Syrup N N N N N N N N
Sugar (Brown... N A N A N A N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in pesticides.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

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    Cook Right For Your Type is the definitive cookbook for those following the Blood Type Diet. When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has recently been greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a few years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 07, 2007 at 11:29 PM By: Drea

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