Raisin Tea Buns Recipe
4 cups flour
3/4 cup butter
5 tsps. baking powder (heaping)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup milk
2 eggs (beaten)
Preheat oven to 400 F, Soak raisins in 1 cup warm water for 10 minutes, drain. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl, Rub in butter or use a pastry cutter until crumbly.
Add raisins milk, eggs, and vanilla to dry ingredients. Mix together to make a soft dough. Put dough on a floured surface, knead four or five times. Roll to 1/2 inch thickness and cut out buns with a round cutter. Place in a non stick cake pan in rows, touching each other. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden. Cool on racks. These are melt in your mouth, soaking the raisins keeps them from drying out and burning in the oven.
Raisin Tea Buns (Recipe #2)
2/3 lb. Hard margarine
5 cups of flour
6 tsp. baking powder
little bit of salt
4 table spoon of sugar
3/4 cup of raisins
Mix all of the above together.
Now mix the following:
1/2 Cup Orange Juice
1/2 Cup milk
Now add wet mix to dry mix, once mixed together, Knee the dough 4-6 times.
Place the dough onto a lightly floured surface, such as a large rolling board. Pat or roll out the dough until it is about 1/2 inch thick. Using a floured round cookie cutter, cut out the tea buns and place each on the greased cookie sheet. I poke a fork in the bun 4 times along the top.
Bake at 400 for 12-17 minutes (or until bun is Golden Brown on the top)
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