Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wednesday Recipe: Buns ands Fairy Cakes

OK so in Ireland we NEVER call them cupcakes, its Buns or Fairy Cakes.  Here is the recipe for plain ones, this will make a dozen.

6oz plain flour
3oz soft margarine
3oz castor sugar
2 eggs
drop of real vanilla essence
splash of milk

Beat the margarine and castor sugar together in bowl until white and well mixed.
Crack in the two eggs and a spoonful of flour and whisk together.
The spoonful of flour will prevent the eggs from curdling.
Add the vanilla essence and flour and whisk again.
Check the consistency, is needs to be "spoonable" if not add a drop of milk.

Using two spoons drop into papercases in a bun tray.
Bake at 180 degrees centigrade for about 12 minutes and cool on a wire rack.

For fruit buns add 2oz dried fruit to mix
For chocolate buns replace 1oz of flour with 1oz cocoa.
For flavoured buns add fruit juice or jam instead of milk.
For citrus buns add citrus rind or zest to mixture.

Have fun.

and for ideas on decorating look here Decorating buns and cakes

1 comment:

Quirky Apple said...

OK so we had another very succesful night and made loads of cake. But to be honest I have never seen such lurid colours before used in cake decorating. I DID say that the colour was extremely strong but did they So they went home with some of the most shocking puce and such a strong green that is would give spinach a run for it money.
Ah well, a least they can't over colour lasgane nwext week...or can they?