Carly's Blog

I really enjoy spending my free time baking so I thought I'd set up a blog dedicated to just that :)

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Love Buns

For the buns:
125g soft butter
125g caster sugar
2 eggs
125g plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla extract/essence
2 - 3 tbsp milk

For the topping:
2 egg whites
4 tbsp golden syrup
100g caster sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla extract/essence

Take everything you need out of the fridge to bring it to room temperature and preheat the oven to 200'c/Gas Mark 6.

Put all the ingredients for the buns (except for the milk) into a food processor and blitz until smoth.  Pulse whilst adding the milk down the funnel to make a smooth consistency.

Divide the mixture into a 12 hole muffin tin lined with muffin papers and bake for 15 - 20 minutes, they should have risen and be golden on top.

Let them cool down in the tin on a wire rack and then carefully take them out of the tin to cool.

To make the topping put all the ingredients (apart from the vanilla and sprinkles) in a bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, whisk everything with an electric beater until the icing becomes thick and holds peaks like a meringue (this should take 5 minutes or so.)

Take the bowl off the pan and onto a cool surface and keep whisking while you add the vanilla, then keep whisking until it cools a little.  Spoon some over each bun and then dollop another spoonful whilst swirling, straight away shake over your sprinkles as the icing sets quickly.


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