bun in the oven

This weekend, as many before, a cloud of flour lingered over my kitchen as I donned my floral apron and busied myself with the creation of my latest tasty treats – jam buns. The reason I love baking so much is I have a ridiculously sweet tooth. I constantly need something on hand to satiate my cravings. I do not relish shop-bought cakes and such, I like to know what is in my food and ultimately home-baked confection is a lot more tasty.

The recipe: makes 12-16 buns

8oz self-raising flour

4oz butter, softened

(whizz the flour and butter together until like breadcrumbs)

4oz caster sugar

1 egg

(combine together until into a soft dough)

Once the mixture is combined, take small sections and roll them into a ball between your hands. The next stage is optional but I like to roll the buns in brown sugar and oats. The mixture will be quite sticky so the oats and sugar easily coat the sweet golden globes. Arrange them on a well floured baking tray, leaving ample room between the buns as they will spread, and then indent them with a little hole. I use the end of a wooden spoon, dipped in flour and then twisted into the dough, about half way through. Fill the buns with the fruity conserve of your choice, I opted for raspberry. Place your buns in the oven (180 degrees c) for 10-12 minutes…et voila…

They are not the most delicate of morsels but my word, they are scrumptious! You cannot beat this classic English fare with a cup of tea in the afternoon.

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  1. 28th February 2011 / 6:46 pm

    Yum! Will be giving these a go for sure πŸ™‚ x

  2. 28th February 2011 / 6:46 pm

    This is making me hungry! Looks gorgeous hun xx

  3. 28th February 2011 / 6:47 pm

    Yummy yummy yummy iv got love in my tummy lol.x

  4. 28th February 2011 / 6:49 pm

    I cannot wait to try these! πŸ˜€ x

  5. 28th February 2011 / 6:50 pm

    This looks delicious! & I don't even like jam!

  6. 28th February 2011 / 6:55 pm

    my sister and i are dying here!! xxx

  7. 28th February 2011 / 6:57 pm

    When I saw the post title I got excited and thought you were having a baby lool! You are such a fab cook<3

  8. 28th February 2011 / 6:59 pm

    Clever you πŸ™‚ They look scrumpcious! So when are you bringing me a batch round then…?



  9. 28th February 2011 / 7:10 pm

    I love this post, i will note that receipe down as it looks delicious. I just have one complain…I would put nutella instead of marmelade!

  10. 28th February 2011 / 7:15 pm

    I totally agree, I would much rather eat my home baking than buy shop bought cakes/biscuits, the problem comes when I make a batch of 12 without noone but me and my fiance to eat them!

  11. 28th February 2011 / 7:39 pm

    mmmm these look so yummy πŸ™‚ you bake lovely treats you should open a cafe I would definatley come and buy a cupcake or three! X

  12. 28th February 2011 / 7:51 pm

    These look gorgeous! Looks like I'm going to be doing some baking this weekend πŸ˜€


  13. 28th February 2011 / 8:00 pm

    Oh Milly these look absolutely gorgeous – I will definitely be giving these a go at some point this week πŸ™‚ may substitute the jam for something like choc spread though πŸ˜‰ XX

  14. 28th February 2011 / 8:03 pm

    I love your baking posts! Looks so scrumtious. I'm going to try this out next time!

  15. 28th February 2011 / 8:09 pm

    you make such lovely little things Milly πŸ™‚ xo

  16. 28th February 2011 / 8:12 pm

    wow these look so yummy! you've made me so hungry now i'm going to have to go raid the kitchen with sugar on my mind! x

  17. 28th February 2011 / 8:15 pm

    Oh my goodness! These look so delicious! I'm going to have to try out this recipe!

  18. 28th February 2011 / 8:28 pm

    oooo yummy!!! and they look so easy to do πŸ˜€

    I also thought you were pregnant when you put "bun in the oven" as a blog post title hehe x x

  19. 28th February 2011 / 8:34 pm

    They look lovely, will definitely be trying these out!

  20. 28th February 2011 / 9:19 pm

    these look so tasty! x

  21. 28th February 2011 / 9:52 pm

    They look ridiculously yummy Milly! xx

  22. 28th February 2011 / 10:19 pm

    u made me hungry πŸ™‚ NOM NOM NOM

  23. 28th February 2011 / 11:10 pm

    They look so good Milly, I love the idea of rolling them in brown sugar too!
    I'll definitely be giving them a go πŸ™‚ xx

  24. 1st March 2011 / 8:41 am

    These look delicious!

    I'll have to have a go at making these myself…I love baking! πŸ™‚


  25. 1st March 2011 / 9:33 am

    Yep, definitely have to make these some time!!

  26. 1st March 2011 / 1:48 pm

    Hmmm…could chocolate be used as a substitute? I'm not a jam fan, might make them for the boy though! xx

  27. 1st March 2011 / 5:05 pm

    Oh my goodness this looks amaaaazing! And I like the before comment about substituing jam for chocolate- i'm totally trying that! πŸ™‚

  28. 1st March 2011 / 5:57 pm

    They look sooooooo yummy xx

  29. 2nd March 2011 / 10:57 pm

    Oh my!! I made these buns this evening while waiting for Masterchef to start. So quick to make. They are YUMMY! x

  30. 5th March 2011 / 9:13 pm

    Eek these look so delicious, what a good cook you are! Will have to give these a bash for my next baking session x