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Iced Buns 
Recipe Name Iced Buns 
Difficulty Level Medium 
Traditional food from United Kingdom 
Ingredients 600 gm strong bakers flour
75 gm butter (room temperature)
250 ml milk and water mix
100 gm sugar - soft brown
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground cloves
4 tsp yeast - dried
1 pc egg
80 ml honey
50 gm currants
50 gm sultanas
25 gm mixed peel
100 gm sugar
75 ml water 
Preparation 1. Pre heat the oven to 200C

2. Sieve the flour three times to add plenty of air to it.

3. Melt the butter in the milk & water, with the sugar and spices, then allow it to cool to blood temperature (when a clean finger is place in it should feel neither warm nor cold).

4. Add the yeast and stir it in well until thoroughly dissolved.

5. Add half the flour mixture and stir to a batter, then leave in a warm place (must not be higher than 40C) until fermented.

6. Beat in the egg and honey, add the fruits and enough of the remaining flour to form a soft, slack dough.

7. Knead for 10 minutes until a soft and springy dough is formed.

8. Mould into buns

9. Place on greased and floured tray, (or large cake tin, loaf tin, etc) allowing enough room for the increase in size and prove again until doubled in size

10. Bake for 15 minutes, remove from oven 


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