6 heaped tablespoons self-raising flour 2 tablespoons ground rice 4 tablespoons butter - room temperature 2 tablespoons caster or other fine grain sugar 2 tablespoons glace cherries (chopped) 1 egg a little milk a few glace cherries for decoration
Icing topping (if required).
Icing sugar and a little water
1. Pre heat the oven to 210°C
2. Rub the butter into the flour to form a crumb like mix.
3. Add the rice, sugar and cherries to the flour mix.
4. Beat the egg with a little milk and mix into the dry ingredients. Do not let the mix become too wet - a firm paste is as wet as you should allow it to get.
5. Bake for 7-10 minutes in a bun tray or in paper bun cases.
6. When cool decorate each cake with a glace cherry, or half a cherry if you want it to stay in place!
Icing topping (optional)
7. Mix icing sugar with water to form a paste soft enough to spread but not so soft that it runs off the buns.. Pink colouring can be added if desired.
8. Spread over the top of the buns when they are cool
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.