Monday, 28 February 2011

bun in the oven

This weekend, as many before, a cloud of flour lingered over my kitchen as I donned my floral apron and busied myself with the creation of my latest tasty treats - jam buns. The reason I love baking so much is I have a ridiculously sweet tooth. I constantly need something on hand to satiate my cravings. I do not relish shop-bought cakes and such, I like to know what is in my food and ultimately home-baked confection is a lot more tasty.


The recipe: makes 12-16 buns
8oz self-raising flour
4oz butter, softened
(whizz the flour and butter together until like breadcrumbs)
4oz caster sugar
1 egg
(combine together until into a soft dough)



Once the mixture is combined, take small sections and roll them into a ball between your hands. The next stage is optional but I like to roll the buns in brown sugar and oats. The mixture will be quite sticky so the oats and sugar easily coat the sweet golden globes. Arrange them on a well floured baking tray, leaving ample room between the buns as they will spread, and then indent them with a little hole. I use the end of a wooden spoon, dipped in flour and then twisted into the dough, about half way through. Fill the buns with the fruity conserve of your choice, I opted for raspberry. Place your buns in the oven (180 degrees c) for 10-12 minutes...et voila...



They are not the most delicate of morsels but my word, they are scrumptious! You cannot beat this classic English fare with a cup of tea in the afternoon.

36 comments:

Laura said...

Yum! Will be giving these a go for sure :) x

Primp and Preen said...

This is making me hungry! Looks gorgeous hun xx

Beauty and the blog said...

Yummy yummy yummy iv got love in my tummy lol.x

Seanna said...

I cannot wait to try these! :D x

Beatrice said...

This looks delicious! & I don't even like jam!

JustLikeJasper♥ said...

Mmm they look delicious <3

Tat said...

my sister and i are dying here!! xxx

Holly said...

When I saw the post title I got excited and thought you were having a baby lool! You are such a fab cook<3

The Fashion Teller said...

Clever you :) They look scrumpcious! So when are you bringing me a batch round then...?

:)

xxx

Bows and Butterflies said...

they look scrummy x

EllysMakeupbag said...

I love this post, i will note that receipe down as it looks delicious. I just have one complain...I would put nutella instead of marmelade!

Emily Alice said...

I totally agree, I would much rather eat my home baking than buy shop bought cakes/biscuits, the problem comes when I make a batch of 12 without noone but me and my fiance to eat them!
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molllllllllly said...

Oh my goodness, they look gorgeous! My mouth is watering, haha!x
http://molllllllllly.blogspot.com/

little rambling rose said...

mmmm these look so yummy :) you bake lovely treats you should open a cafe I would definatley come and buy a cupcake or three! X

rhiiwn said...

These look gorgeous! Looks like I'm going to be doing some baking this weekend :D

xx

A Pocket full of Dreams said...

Oh Milly these look absolutely gorgeous - I will definitely be giving these a go at some point this week :-) may substitute the jam for something like choc spread though ;-) XX

[Anna] said...

I love your baking posts! Looks so scrumtious. I'm going to try this out next time!

beckiangel44 said...

you make such lovely little things Milly :) xo

Jasmin said...

wow these look so yummy! you've made me so hungry now i'm going to have to go raid the kitchen with sugar on my mind! x

Tasha said...

Oh my goodness! These look so delicious! I'm going to have to try out this recipe!

MissJodieElizabeth said...

oooo yummy!!! and they look so easy to do :D

I also thought you were pregnant when you put "bun in the oven" as a blog post title hehe x x

LOOK! FLYING MONKEYS! said...

They look lovely, will definitely be trying these out!

Sheps said...

hungry is an understatement!
I will give this recipe a go!

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kt_gray_3 said...

These sound delightful!!! Must try!

Katie x

www.blueberriesnstrawberries.blogspot.com

a girl named Sam said...

My mouth is watering! These look so yummy and easy to make that I'll probably have to try my hand at them! Thanks for sharing :)

http://chasingbluefeathers.blogspot.com/

Carly-Anne said...

these look so tasty! x

BooJenkinson said...

They look ridiculously yummy Milly! xx

Zorannah said...

u made me hungry :-) NOM NOM NOM

Caz said...

They look so good Milly, I love the idea of rolling them in brown sugar too!
I'll definitely be giving them a go :) xx

.x.Sarah.x. said...

These look delicious!

I'll have to have a go at making these myself...I love baking! :)

x

Lauren said...

Yep, definitely have to make these some time!!

princesselfy said...

Hmmm...could chocolate be used as a substitute? I'm not a jam fan, might make them for the boy though! xx

Filipa said...

Oh my goodness this looks amaaaazing! And I like the before comment about substituing jam for chocolate- i'm totally trying that! :)

lalalucy1000 said...

They look sooooooo yummy xx

TheTrinketRoom said...

Oh my!! I made these buns this evening while waiting for Masterchef to start. So quick to make. They are YUMMY! x

The Robyn Diaries said...

Eek these look so delicious, what a good cook you are! Will have to give these a bash for my next baking session x

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