Old Fashioned Raspberry Buns (Scottish)

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 15 mins

found online; posting for ZWT6 (Great Britian/Scotland)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 425 degrees F
  2. Grease and flour baking sheets.
  3. Sift the flour into a bowl and rub in the margarine.
  4. Add the sugar and the beaten egg with enough milk to make a fairly stiff consistency (may not need all the milk).
  5. Divide the mixture into about walnut-size balls and place on baking sheet, allowing space for them to spread slightly during cooking.
  6. Make a small hole in the center of each ball and spoon in a little rasberry jam.
  7. Pinch the edges together again.
  8. Dust lightly with caster sugar.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes then reduce heat to 350degrees F and bake for a further 5 minutes.
  10. The buns should be light golden in color.
  11. Cool on a wire rack.
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5 5

OMG! AZPARZYCH these little treasures are perfect. So tasty and they have a very nice texture, semi dry but still moist. They are more like a cookie than a bun. They taste absolutley incredible. That said, I did have a little difficulty with the mix. I never added any milk, because after I added the egg the batter was too soft. I added more flour until they became firmer, I also added a little more sugar, because I added more flour. I didn't have any problems rolling them after that. You just have to have a gentle hand and not add too much jam. I used a good quality thick raspberry jam, that made it easier to work with . I pinched the bottoms as recommended and then gently rolled into a ball again before placing on cookie sheet. They cooked up really quickly, in my convection oven, watch them, the bottoms burn easily. My end results were a little dark so I lightly sprinkled on extra icing sugar. All and all, I think that these are pretty wonderful, I know that I will be making them often. My dh is going to love these. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

This recipe is in need of a bit of tweaking. The previous reviewer said they were too dry, so I used all the milk, resulting in a dough that was too soft, so I chilled it. That didn't help, so I added more flour. Chilled it again, still too soft, so I popped it in the freezer. Still too soft, but I gave it a try anyway. Impossible to work with, so the first batch, I made thumbprints out of them. The second batch I added more flour, and it was better. I was actually able to roll a ball! They are tasty, though, but they were so much trouble I won't make them again.
Made for THINK PINK 2012

5 5

An excellent recipe! Followed it exactly except I used about 10oz of flour instead of 8oz, so it wasn't too soft. I didn't find them too dry. Will be making again!