1 yeast cake 6 tablespoons sugar ¾ cup vegetable shortening ½ cup raisins ¼ cup chopped citron peel 1 teaspoon lemon extract 1 cup scalded milk 1 egg 5½ cups flour ¼ cup lukewarm water 1 teaspoon salt
1. Pre heat the oven to 210°C
2. Scald the milk, and add half the sugar and salt.
3. Allow to cool, and when lukewarm add the yeast dissolved in water and 1 1/2 cups flour.
4. Mix well , cover with a tea towel, and leave to rise.
5. Add the vegetable shortening, the remainder of the sugar and flour, raisins, peel, and lemon extract.
6. Knead lightly, cover it again, and leave it to rise.
7. Divide into small pieces, let them rise once more on greased tins, 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.