Monday, 10 September 2012

Stollen Buns ... and here's the recipe !

Stollen Buns ( Makes 15 large buns)

250g soft butter
250g caster sugar
4 medium eggs
250g self raising flour
2 tsps vanilla extract

250g marzipan ( shop bought)
65g raisins
70g glace cherries
20g mixed peel

300g icing sugar
cherries and raisins to decorate


Preheat oven to 190 o c / 180 oc fan

Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy
Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract
Fold in the flour
Fold in the raisins, peel and cherries ( halved)
Split the maripan into 15 pieces and roll into balls
Spoon a dessertspoonful of mix into cases and put the marzipan ball in the middle of each
Spoon another spoonful of mix on top making sure the marzipan is covered
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until golden and risen

Allow to cool
Make up icing with enough water to make a spreading consistancy
Spread over buns and decorate with a cherry and raisins