Raisin Tea Buns Recipe

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  • 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 will 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 egg
  • 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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