Tuesday, 6 March 2007

No laughing.....

... but I made some cakes! The first time I've made sultana buns for about 30 years I reckon. My nan used to make fantastic ones when I was a kid, and so did mum, and I learned from her at an early age, lol. My mum used to do some great cooking when I was a kid. Anyway, it's all Tesco's fault. I had a voucher for I Can't Believe It's Not Butter so I bought some. Well if anyone can't tell that from butter, they need serious therapy on their taste buds. It's vile! It takes like margarine to me. I only use Clover, have done for about 25 years, I don't even like butter! So I thought rather than chuck it in the bin, I would use it for cooking. So yesterday, I had to buy a cake tin, flour, eggs. I already had some sugar and sultanas. Well I guessed at the quantities, it all came flooding back how to make them once I got going, and I was chuffed with the mixture (yum) Wasn't sure quite how long or what temperature to cook them at but kept looking, and eventually thought yeah, they're done. Unfotunately, they were a bit overdone, bit burnt on the bottom, could've done with a touch more sugar, but still, not bad for a first attempt! Here's the result (well there was 12, I ate four when they first came out of the oven..... naughty)

7 comments:

oldcrow61 said...

The buns look so yummy. My nan use to make raisin tea buns, I wonder if they are the same.

nicola said...

They look yum jan...thanks for the lost cd btw...

Janine said...

Nice looking buns Jan ;)
Thank you for the lovely birthday card. Yours is in the mail! :D

Ocean and Forest Walks said...

I have followed a link here from Pete's site quacksoflife- I like it here. You can blame it all on Pete that I am here and I want some cakes, they look good!!! I am putting in a link so my rowdy friends from Canada and US will show up now. My apologies.

Jan said...

Hey, you're welcome to read my blog, it's not very exciting though I'm afraid. At this moment in time I am feeling very ashamed and disgusted with myself, because I have now eaten all 12 of those sultana buns. And believe it or not, I was trying to lose weight...

Ocean and Forest Walks said...

I was just coming back to say "my friends are really nice and do not worry about them causing any trouble when they visit" - but I spilt my coffee and spit coffee all over my computer laughing at your reply!!!
Thanks for coming over to my house/ blog to see me - I have found that all these blogs are so funny and I try to be so serious and historical, but I am failing miserably at that. Cheers and I like your diet.

mydogbrandy said...

The buns looked really yummy. The last time I did any baking was in secondary school during home ec classes. I would be lost without a recipe in front of me. You must be a good cook.