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Brighton rock buns

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Brighton rock buns
  • Makes: 12

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

 

Woman's Weekly recipe These traditional fruity buns are a tea time favourite and they're quick too, using simple store cupboard ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 200g (7oz) self-raising flour
  • 50g (1½ oz) ground almonds
  • Pinch of salt
  • 90g (3oz) butter
  • 90g (3oz) caster sugar
  • 90g (3oz) currants, or dried mixed fruit
  • 1 large egg, beaten

Nutritional information

Each portion contains:

  • Calories193
    10%
  • Fat9.0g
    13%

of an adult's guideline daily amount

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This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Top tip: Don't be tempted to add liquid to this mixture. Its dryness is what gives the cakes their 'rock-like' appearance.

To freeze the buns: Pack in a polybag or tub. Seal, label and freeze. Use within 3 months. Thaw at room temperature.

Method

  1. Set the oven to 190°C (gas mark 5). Sift the flour, ground almonds and salt into a bowl, and rub in the butter. Stir in the sugar, dried fruit and egg, using a round-bladed knife to combine the mixture to a stiff dough.
  2. Divide dough into 12 rough shapes and place them on the baking sheet. Roughen the surface with a fork.
  3. Bake the cakes in the middle of the oven for 15 mins until light golden. Sprinkle with a little extra caster sugar. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. They can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2-3 days.

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Virginia Bottomley

I put in about 6 quartered cherrie and half a teaspoon of almond flavouring.. And 1teaspoon of baking powderas i was using organic SR flour. Result light and fluffy yet still irregular. Yummy

Rita

I added a table spoon of vintage martini rosso :) just for a kick. they are cooling down right now. super easy to make I mixed the dough with my hands

Harrytabby

Nice, easy recipe. Kids loved making and eating it.

Jolene goodtoknow Editor

Glad you liked them Suzaila! It's great when a recipe works best with lumps, rough shapes and less effort :)

suzaila

Tried this recipe over the weekend and they turned out delicious. I think it is one of the easiest buns to make. Thank you for sharing the recipe. It's a keeper.

Naazish Ilyas

this is soooooo great! Fb! my mum,nan and my aunt made it from this web and recepie! it is sooo yummy! i ate the whole thing!!!!!!!!!

joanne jefferson

iv made these twice now with my little girl, so easy to make and taste yummie we put choc drops in ours

Laura

Delicious! I made for a group of Japanese friends who loved them! Apparently they tasted British?!?

jan

oh dear! far to easy and far far to yummy!!!

gordon

Just like my grandma used to make. Yum!!!

chris miles

i tried your recipe and let me say that they were the most delish buns i have ever tasted

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