It's A Gift

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Here’s the First Re-posted Recipe

by admin - September 25th, 2010.
Filed under: Recipes.

As I mentioned before, I’m planning to re-post the recipes that were on my prior blog.

This one was sent to me by my step-daughter Kirsti who lives in Devon. I haven’t managed to make them yet, but they sure sound good!

Raspberry Buns (makes 12) Traditional British recipe

225g/8oz self-raising flower
1 tsp baking powder
75g/3oz butter
75g/3oz caster sugar*
1 large egg (lightly beaten)
extra caster sugar for dusting buns
raspberry jam

Preheat oven to 180 degree C/350 degree F/ gas mark 4

Sift flour & baking powder into bowl. Rub** in butter til looks like small breadcrumbs. Stir in the 3oz sugar.

Add the egg and just enough milk to form a soft dough. Divide the dough into 12 and roll into balls.

on a lightly floured surface, flatten each ball slightly and place half a teaspoon of rasberry jam in the centre.

Dampen the edges with a little milk and close the dough over the jam. Turn the buns over and place on a

greased baking sheet. Brush the buns with a little milk and sprinkle with caster sugar. Bake in oven for

15 – 20minutes. Cool on a wire rack, and serve when cold, or slightly warm.

DON’T eat straight from the oven, no matter how gorgeous the smell, the jam centres will be very hot and will burn!!

*Caster or castor sugar is a super-fine granulated sugar sold in British supermarkets. If you don’t have any, just put

some regular granulated sugar in your blender or food processor for a couple minutes. (My mother-in-law used to do

this as she didn’t bake often enough any more to keep caster sugar on hand.)

**We would normally say “cut in butter” in this country and would likely use a multi-wire tool or two knives to accomplish it.
The older British cookbooks instructed people to blend the shortening in with their fingers — thus “rub”. I’m not sure
whether or not this has changed in the newer cookbooks as the last time I was there I noticed that a lot of American
accessories were showing up in the stores. When I first visited, the kitchen departments mostly sold kitchen scales for
measuring ingredients, but on the last visit I saw that our cup and teaspoon/Tablespoon measures were being sold right
along with them.

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