Tag Archives: Buns

Food Monday ~ Almond Buns

Almond Buns
Preheat the oven to 200°C

100 g short pastry

For the Filling:
50g caster sugar
50g ground almonds
1 egg size 3, beaten
Raspberry jam

Roll out the pastry thinly and cut into 7.5 cm rounds. Line the base of paper bun cases with the pastry and set into patty tins. Place a little jam on the centre of each pastry base.

Mix the almonds and sugar with sufficient beaten egg to make a soft mixture. Cover the jam with a spoonful of the almond mixture and sprinkle with some caster sugar. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.

Food Monday ~ Rock Buns

Today I take a trip down memory lane..  It is a very long lane.
52 years ago this week, I had my very first official cookery lesson.  I had been cooking and helping in the kitchen at mammy’s side for many years before that.

This first lesson was at school.  Today I reproduce that recipe.

Rock buns.
Preheat the oven to 200°C

225g self raising flour
Pinch salt
100g butter
75g mixed dried fruit
25g mixed candied peel
50g caster sugar
1 egg size 3
Milk to mix

Mix the flour and salt and rub in the butter.
Stir in the dried fruit, mixed peel and sugar.
Mix to a stiff dough with egg and milk.
Place in rough spoonfuls on a greased baking sheet
Bake for 10-15 minutes.

Do you have an early memory of cooking?