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Coffee Buns 
Recipe Name Coffee Buns 
Difficulty Level Easy 
Traditional food from Anywhere 
Ingredients 225 g/8 oz/1 cup butter or vegetable cooking fat

450 g/1 lb/4 cups wholemeal (whole-wheat) flour
20 ml/4 tsp baking powder

5 ml/1 tsp salt
225 g/8 oz/1 cup soft brown sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten

100 g/4 oz currants
5 ml/1 tsp instant coffee powder
15 ml/1 tbsp hot water

75 ml/5 tbsp clear honey 
Preparation 1. Rub the butter or fat into the flour, baking powder and salt until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

2. Stir in the sugar.

3. Beat in the eggs to make a soft but not sticky dough, then mix in the currants.

4. Dissolve the coffee powder in the hot water and add to the dough.

5. Shape into 16 flattened balls and place, well apart, on a greased baking sheet.

6. Press a finger into the centre of each bun and add a teaspoonful of honey.

7. Bake in a preheated oven at 220C/425F for 10 minutes until light and golden brown. 


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