4 oz butter or margarine, divided into small chunks 1/2 pint milk 1 oz yeast 4 oz sugar, divided into 3 oz. and 1 oz. 1 lb flour 2 eggs, beaten 3 oz currants, raisins, or sultanas
1. Heat milk with 3 oz of the butter until it is just melted.
2. Cream the yeast with 3 oz sugar and add to the milk.
3. Sift the flour into large bowl; and make a well in the centre.
4. Beat in the eggs and yeast mixture; mix by hand to a soft dough.
5. Cover with damp cloth and put in warm place for 1-1 1/2 hours or until doubled in size.
6. Turn on to floured surface and knead well. Roll into an oblong about 16x12-inches.
7. Melt remaining butter and brush over the dough, then sprinkle with dried fruit and remaining sugar.
8. Roll the dough up tightly, starting with long side, and cut into about 16 slices (up to you depending on thickness you like).
9. Place the slices, cut side down, onto greased baking sheet. Cover and leave to rise 20-30 minutes.
10. Bake at 450F for about 15-20 minutes. Place on rack to cool.
11. When the buns are cool, ice them with powdered sugar icing (confectioner's sugar mixed with small amount of water) and pop a cherry in middle OR top with fondant and a cherry or toasted flaked almonds.
Cooking is fun. Baking cakes and buns can be an educational activity for children, involving measuring, following instructions, decision making and socialising / working with other people. For the best experience make sure you have the ingredients and cooking equipment to hand before you begin baking. These recipes have all been tried and tested, and should work. No specialist cooking equipment is needed - the average kitchen will contain all the ingredients and equipment you need to have fun, and bake great cakes and buns.