0.5 oz. dried yeast 0.25 pints mixed milk and warm water 1 teaspoon salt 1 lb. strong plain flour 3 oz. margarine 3 oz. castor sugar 2 large eggs 2 oz. currants
1. Pre heat oven to 200°C
2. Mix the yeast with the warm milk and water and add 1 teaspoon of sugar.
3. Mix the salt into the flour and rub in 2 oz. of the margarine.
4. Add 2 oz. of the castor sugar to the flour and the salt.
5. Whisk the eggs.
6. Mix the eggs and other liquids into the flour and knead it until if forms a smooth dough.
7. Leave the dough to rise in a greased bowl, in a warm spot away from draughts.
8. Cover the bowl ( tea-towel or Clingfilm) to keep it warm and free from draughts, and leave it until the dough has almost doubled in size.
9. Spread a little flour on a wooden board. This will prevent the dough from sticking to the board.
10. Roll out the dough into a piece about 20 by 8 inches.
11. Spread the remaining 1 oz. of butter over the surface of the rolled out dough.
12. Sprinkle the remaining sugar and currants evenly over the dough.
13. Roll up from the shortest edge to form a roll about 20 inches long.
14. Cut the roll into 15 / 20 equal slices.
15. Place the slices on a greased tray, leaving spaxce around each so they can expand. Cover with a tea-towel and leave until the buns rise and are puffy.
16. Bake on the top shelf of the oven for about 30 minutes.
NB: It may be necessary to cover the top of the buns with metal foil towards the end of the cooking to prevent them from browning / burning too much.
Either eat them fresh or put them in the freezer. They freeze very well.
GLAZE: Mix 2 tablespoons of boiled milk with a tablespoon of sugar, then brush it over the tops of the buns whilst they are still hot.
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.