Carole’s Apple and Sultana Buns

Bolton reporter Carole Ogden shares a seasonal recipe that is perfect for this time of the year:

“I thought I would share a timely autumnal recipe that you might enjoy. These are perfect for a light breakfast or with a nice cup of afternoon tea.

A friend recently gave us some apples from the tree in her garden, and they were a cross between eaters and cookers, with a firm texture and slightly tart flavour. I found this recipe online and adapted it slightly and, I have to say they were the softest, tastiest buns I have ever made – very moreish indeed!”

Apple and sultana buns (makes 12)

200g plain flour (I use about half wholemeal and half white)

Two and a half teaspoons baking powder

75g caster sugar and 30g soft brown sugar

Three medium apples: peeled, cored and chopped into small squares

Good handful of sultanas

Large egg, beaten

90ml milk

80ml vegetable/sunflower oil

Vanilla extract

Half teaspoon cinnamon

Half teaspoon salt

  1. 1. Preheat oven to gas mark 6 / 200C and put 12 paper cases into bun tin.
  2. 2. Put all dry ingredients into a large bowl, then add the egg, milk and oil and stir everything together until just combined. Stir in apple and sultanas, then put spoonsful into the paper cases.
  3. 3. Bake until golden, and a cocktail stick in the centre comes out clean (about 20 minutes).

A variation of this recipe: http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/275/glorious-apple-muffins.aspx

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