1 pound white-bread flour, or whole-wheat flour, or part whole-wheat 1 cup and 2 tablespoons lukewarm water 1 cake compressed yeast 1½ teaspoons salt 1/3 cup sugar 3 tablespoons cooking oil ¾ cup dried currants
1. Pre heat the oven to 210°C
2. Clean the currants, and remove any stalks.
3. Put the lukewarm water in a dish, crumble the yeast cake into it, and stir until the yeast is entirely dissolved.
4. Mix the currants with the liquids, then stir in the sugar, salt, and oil.
5. Add this mixture to the flour, and stir it to a dough with a spoon.
6. Move the dough on to a floured board, and knead it till it is perfectly smooth.
7. Divide into small pieces and place on a baking tray or into bun tins.
8. Let the buns rise, then brush over with beaten egg and bake for twenty minutes.
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.