Eunice Power - Outside Catering Company, Waterford, Ireland.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Cake Buns

These delicious buttery spicy buns are a real quick fix for Christmas. They are a huge hit as a gift or just to have at home with a few friends for your elevens’s. I bake these all the time in December, for coffee mornings, teachers gifts, or just as a thank you to the many people who help me out throughout the year. They are made in minutes and remembered for months!

Christmas Cake Buns

215g butter at room temperature
215g dark brown sugar
4 free range eggs
215g self-raising flour
1 tsp mixed spice
215g sultanas, soaked in ½ glass of whiskey or brandy overnight.
100g cherries, halved

Preheat the oven to 170°C

1. Cream butter and sugar. Sieve flour and mixed spice. Add eggs, one at a time, add a table spoon of flour after each egg.
2. Add the fruit. Mix well. Put mixture in bun cases and bake for 20 minutes.
Sieve icing sugar over warm buns and serve