Sunday, 18 May 2008

Simple Sunday treat

Sometimes we all need a small Sunday evening treat to cheer us up before going back to work or school, or tackling the Sunday evening ironing pile.

Very Simple Cherry & Almond Buns
  • 100g butter or marg
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 80g self-raising flour
  • 30g ground almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 50g chopped glace cherries

Cream the butter and sugar. In another bowl mix the flour, almonds and baking powder and set aside. Beat 1 egg and the almond extract into the butter and sugar, then stir in half the flour mixture. Beat in the other egg and the rest of the flour mixture. Stir in the cherries.


Spoon into 12 paper bun cases and cook at gas 5 for 15 minutes. If liked, drizzle a little white icing over the top when the buns are cool.


These are so simple that I made them this evening while I was preparing a pasta sauce for supper. I put the buns in the oven when we sat down to eat the pasta, and they were ready in time for pudding.



  1. I completely agree with Sunday treats. Mine was homemade Lemon and Blueberry butterfly cakes.

  2. what a lovely idea, and these sound delicious!

  3. Gas 5? I love that reading a blog from another country sounds so similar to my life (cooking dinner, sewing, gardens) AND so different. I have never heard the term "gas 5". Love it.
    I'm imagining it must be similar to "Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes".
    And 100 grams of butter. Ours come in cubes and they never mention grams. Only ounces. "Put in 1/4 cup of butter (half a cube) or 1/2 cup of butter (the whole dang cube meaning it's gonna taste yummy) is how they refer to it here.

    I am looking forward to your trip to France and hoping to see some lovely photos. What's on the itinerary?

    Have a great week!

    Wendy (in Southern California)

  4. Those little buns sound scrummy - I think I will give them a go. We have almost finished some rather buttery Palmiers which we bought back from France...once they are gone I can allow myself to bake again! :)
    Take Care
    Clare x


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