Monday, November 11, 2013

Good Baked Goods

Time flies, as they say. Sorry not to have been blogside for a little while. We took a mini-break to Byron Bay (more on that shortly) and then there were some illness and work dramas thrown into the mix.

With Melbourne's return to cool weather, I have been baking happy these last few days. I started out with Applesauce Snackin' Cake from which worked out a treat and yesterday I went for Good Plain Buns from the venerable Mrs Beeton ( Very nice with jam and a cup of tea!

TO MAKE GOOD PLAIN BUNS. 1730. INGREDIENTS.—1 lb. of flour, 6 oz. of good butter, 1/4 lb. of sugar, 1 egg, nearly 1/4 pint of milk, 2 small teaspoonfuls of baking-powder, a few drops of essence of lemon. Mode.—Warm the butter, without oiling it; beat it with a wooden spoon; stir the flour in gradually with the sugar, and mix these ingredients well together. Make the milk lukewarm, beat up with it the yolk of the egg and the essence of lemon, and stir these to the flour, &c. Add the baking-powder, beat the dough well for about 10 minutes, divide it into 24 pieces, put them into buttered tins or cups, and bake in a brisk oven from 20 to 30 minutes. Time.—20 to 30 minutes. Average cost, 1s. Sufficient to make 12 buns. Seasonable at any time.

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librarygirl said...

Hope all is well at yours now!
I dote on Byron Bay, I went up five or so times when my friend was living there.

Bodecea said...

Hope you are well again!

Feronia said...

Thanks librarygirl - we're getting there! Yes, Byron Bay is lovely.


Thanks Bodecea :)