Plain Buns

I had wanted to make chcolate muffins today to take to a relative but the book only had a bran muffin recipe which I didn’t fancy, so decided to make some buns instead..

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My daughter was helping with these so I told her the suggested variations and she unsurprisingly picked chocolate!

Not too messy to prepare and managed to keep everything in the bowl. I did think a teaspoon of mixture seemed way to little. I was using muffin cases which are slightly bigger than usual fairy cake cases, so we put over a tbsp in each case

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The smell of these baking is just great, can’t beat that smell first thing in the morning!! Rather than getting 18-20 like the recipe suggests we ended up with 16 and I even think more mixture could’ve been put into each one as they didn’t quite fill the cases once they were cooked.

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We left them to cool then started to decorate with glacé icing and chcolate drops, so considering I gave my 6yr old free reign with the icing I think she did a not bad job! I had expected to have them completely covered in drops!

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Obviously we had to try one this morning to check they were ok to take to my gran! I let my daughter do the judging and she said it was chocolatey goodness!!

We will try some of the other variations another day but this is a great easy recipe to make with kids, and can be decorated with anything really!

Would I make these again? Yes, smell good, look good and taste great!

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2 thoughts on “Plain Buns

  1. I collect baking cases. (I know, sad.) There seem to be 3 basic sizes: fairy, “American” and muffin. The middle size seems best for cup cakes.

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