The Best of Sugar Buns

“Porridge Buns Hi, wow - took me about half an hour to skim through all these messages and I couldn't resist adding a fave little recipe of my own - actually I am surprised that I beat bams1 to adding it, after all, I'm pretty sure I got the recipe off her in the first place - isn't that right Mum!
Porridge Buns
1 cup cold porridge, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 cups flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 egg, 1 Tbl butter, milk. Beat eggs and sugar, add porridge, then butter, flour and baking powder. Add milk to make stiff dough. Drop on oven tray in spoonfuls and Bake 180 degrees for about 15 minutes (if you make them as big as I do they can take about 1/2 hour).

These are yummy, easy, and fool proof. I've found them really nice by adding raisins and cinnamon, or feij

Chef_bev00, Jun 15, 8:31 am

the best
Sugar Buns

1 1/4 cup flour,
2 tsp baking powder,
1/4 cup custard powder,
1/2 cup sugar,
handful of sultanas,
60gr melted butter,
1 lightly beaten egg,
a few drops of lemon essense,
approx 1/4 cup milk,
a few tsp jam.

Place sifted dry ingredients into med bowl.
Add sugar and sultanas and give it a bit of a stir to combine.
Make a well in the centre and mix in melted butter, egg and essence.
Most of it should come together into a ball but don't worry if it doesn't - it'll be okay! Slowly stir in the milk. (Adjust quanity if you need to - the mix should hold its shape when it is scooped up, ie: not sloppy.)
Using a tablespoon, scoop out onto a baking paper lined tray.
Place a small blob of jam on the top of each and a sprinkle with sugar.
Bake at 180 for about 15 - 20 mins.
Test by lightly touching the tops - should be firmish and lightly browned.
Makes 7-8 buns.

pam.delilah (762 762 positive feedback) 4:17 pm, Wed 25 May #4
NZR Classic from the days of Rail Travel and Refreshment rooms:
hails from Clinton South Otago
FIRST RECIPE
3 0z butter, 3/4 cup sugar, salt, 2 beaten eggs, sultanas, 2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons Baking Powder, 1/2 cup milk, vanilla.
sprinkle sugar on top and
"bake in hot oven" 200?

2nd RECIPE
3 Cups flour, 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 2 heaped teasp baking powder
4 oz butter, sultanas
Milk to mix to a stiff dough
sprinkle with sugar on top and bake at 375 so 180 - 100?)

In the days where everyone baked and knew the routine instructions were less detailed.
Remember them from when little and yes they are YUM.
Happy baking.

Chef_bev00, Jun 15, 8:33 am

Aren't these also called" Rock cakes" ?

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wheelz (228 228 positive feedback) 9:44 pm, Fri 27 May #6
no rock cakes are different, they have no custard powder and lemon essence
Rock cakes
• 1 1/2 cups (225g) self-raising flour
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 115g unsalted butter
• 115g sultanas
• 50g mixed peel
• 75g caster sugar
• Grated zest of 1 orange
• 2 eggs

• Preheat the oven to 200°C.
• Sift flour and baking powder into a large bowl, then rub in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in fruit, sugar and zest. Add eggs, stirring together, until you have a stiff dough.
• Place walnut-sized mounds of the mixture on a greased baking tray, leaving space for spreading between each one. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack

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Chef_bev00, Jun 15, 8:34 am

use a recipe my late MIL had called DAD's sugar buns-
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons B Powder
6 oz butter (175 gm )
6 oz sugar " ''
milk to mix
6 oz sultannas ( i use cranberries )
2 eggs
cream B & S add beaten eggs,beat again,add sifted flour and BP,add fruit, then enough milk to make a dropping batter
drop spoonfuls on cold greased tray
bake 180 10 minutes

Chef_issymae, Aug 3, 7:19 am