11/04/2010

delicious treats





I'm not about to blow you away with an out of this world recipe... but i am going to share with you the most simple, and deliciously light recipe of vanilla buns with lemon icing. They are quick to bake, and so much fun to decorate! I didn't get time to bake over Easter but saved these eggs specially!
I am also a secret fan of mixing the prettiest shades of icing... ( the fun part as I am unable to eat starch- no worries it's been years, and can eat almond substitutes = macaroons & meringues.


THE RECIPE

Makes 18! ( to make fewer adjust quantities)
110g sifted self raising flour
1 heaped teaspoon baking powder
110g soft margarine
110g caster sugar
2 large eggs
3-4 drops good vanilla essence

To finish- lots of icing (made entirely with squeezed lemon juice) food colouring, crispy shelled eggs or dolly mixtures.

1.Take a large mixing bowl, sift baking powder and flour from a height to give a good airing ( helps make buns extra light!)
2. Simply add ALL other ingredients and whisk ( electric works best) for approx 6 minutes- until pale and airy. 
3. spoon into bun cases- i made exactly 18 from this recipe standard size.
4. Bake for approx 9-10 mins at 160 degrees C in a PRE-HEATED FAN assisted oven.
( Gas mark 3, or 170 degrees c in a non fan oven)
5. Test buns with sharp knife- should be clean- no mixture then leave to cool.
6. The fun part- mix icing sugar entirely with freshly squeezed lemon juice, add 1 drop of red/pink dye decorate, keep adding 1 drop of red or blue to get a large variety of pinky blue subtle shades!!- add sweets- enjoy.

35 comments:

  1. Really cute. I might actually atempt this.

    La Stylin Girraffe!
    -Kelly

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  2. This recipe looks delicious! They're so pretty too :) Your blog is great, I love your style! Thanks for your lovely comment!

    http://flowergirlfashion.blogspot.com

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  3. I can't eat any wheat or dairy products so I'll tweak your recipe a bit but it sounds amazing. Thanks. Awesome blog.
    Xo

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  4. Looks delicious...mummmm ;)
    x

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  5. oooh cute, i luurve mini eggs. thnx for sharing the receipe
    x

    kayleighd-oscope.blogspot.com

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  6. oh yay! i'm going to have to make these for my hubby! thanks gorgeous!

    xxx
    t

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  7. Yummy!
    Recipe blogs are so much fun.
    Xoxo Veronica
    fashi0npassi0n.blogspot.com

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  8. mmm looks delicious!!!

    Great post!

    http://enjoythestyle.blogspot.com/

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  9. this look so good and they look so pretty i just dont wanna eat them!hahha
    thank you hon for your comment. your style is amazing so its your blog!

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  10. omg they look so delicious:P

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  11. OMG so cute these little cakkesssss

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  12. DELICIOUS!!!! <3<3<3 very nice blog!!!!:)
    pass to my blog and follow me!!!
    xoxo francesca
    http://fashionthrowmyblueeyes.blogspot.com/2010/04/intramontabile-trench.html

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  13. cute little cupcakes!
    you have a lovely blog, keep it up
    thanks for sharing as always, darling!
    and thanks for your kind comments

    -cma
    COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

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  14. yum!! will definitely have to try that recipe
    great blog too!
    loving your posts
    stop by some time xx

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  15. These will be perfect for my sweet tooth!!! Thanks for the recipe :)

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  16. OMG,
    those Cupcakes look irresistible!!!!!
    x
    jn
    www.jeneennicole.com

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  17. Oh yumm.. thank you for the recipe!!

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  18. All I Can Think of is three words. I WANT THEM! haha

    love,
    elisabeth adele

    http://thejoysoflifezzz.tumblr.com/

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  19. Mmm Yummi, i Love Cupcakes, they sould have ShopCakes too:) Shop and eat Cupcakes, perfect world:)

    xo Factory Girl

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  20. Yum!! I love cupcakes! Since I'm lazy, I'm going to let my sister bake it for me :-) xoxoxoxoxo

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  21. Yummy! I'm always down for a cupcake recipe! Thanks for sharing doll ;) xoxo

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  22. they look delicious!

    I follow your blog, i really like it!

    lost-in-fashion.blogspot.com

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  23. They look sooo yummy!

    Julie@
    http://yourstalkerslittlesister.blogspot.com/
    xxx

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  24. i love cupcakes! these look great ;)

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  25. mmmm oh darling! I'm working and I'm hungry! hahaha


    I've got the same boots in previous post! GREAT OUTFIT BELOW!






    LA

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  26. so cute! they look delicious
    i made easter-egg cupcakes aswell! =)
    check them out on my blog if u like

    http://fashion-cocktail.blogspot.com/2010/04/happy-easter-everyone.html

    xoxo Kara

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  27. The photographs for these cupcakes are so beautiful. Are they in a birdcage? Very aesthetically pleasing to my eyes!

    Hey btw came across your blog via The Haute Pursuit where you commented on my DIY Miu Miu tights. Just wanted to let you know that the tights can be done without wearing them and getting paint on your legs. It would just require sticking cardboard inside the tights or even better a mannequin leg (something to really fill it out so that when you paint you get a real grasp).

    If you do the project I'd love to see your results and how you choose to style them!

    KeepItFvncy,
    M.E.

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  28. They're so pretty that probably couldn't even eat them!



    www.thestarvingstylist.com

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  29. THESE ARE SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL


    xx
    Nikki
    http://styleandcharm.blogspot.com/

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Thankyou x a million you are all awesome.x