Monday, 31 December 2007

New Year buns

For about 20 - 30 buns

500 g / 1 lb wheat flour
500 ml / 1 pint water
1 oz / 30 g sugar
40 g / 1½ oz yeast
1 teaspoon cinnamon
a few drops of lemon juice
100 g raisins
50 g freshly and finely chopped apple

Dissolve the yeast in the water and briefly mix. Add flour and gently mix with the mixer at the lowest possible power. Mix the raisins, apple, sugar and condiments and allow to rise for 45 minutes. Scoop the mixture with a large spoon, and slide it into hot oil (180C), allow to bake for 6 minutes, or until brown. You need to turn the bun in the oil half way through the baking process.

Serve with icing sugar sprinkled on top.