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Brighton rock buns

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Brighton rock buns
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

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.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 193(kcal)
  • Fat 9.0g

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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