Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Scottish Sweet Bun


This week is Multicultural week at our school and I've already decorated the door. Now I needed to make a dish from another country. I've made my family's Kolač  recipe many times. We decided to go a different route.  We love Disney around here. And Brave is one of my favorite Disney Princesses (it must be a red head thing!). Hailey really wanted to try the buns that Harris, Hubert and Hamish are always stealing. Amazingly enough there was a pin for it!
Now, I'm not exactly Scottish...and... I think  my husband's Irish..I can do a great Merida impression though. We decided it was OK for us to do this one, was fun!

Ingredients for 16 drop cakes
- 3 cups  plain flour
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 Stick real butter (not melted)
- ¼ cup whole milk
- 3 large eggs
- 2 TBSP vanilla extract
- 1 TBSP of baking powder
- 1 pinch of table salt

Icing and red topper (alternative: Wilton microwavable cookie icing)
- 2 cups powder sugar
- 4 ½ TBSP  water
- Glacé cherry or cinnamon drops or other red candy to top. (I used red hots)

Beat soft butter with sugar, then add milk, eggs and vanilla extract. Add flour, baking powder and pinch of salt. Mix well. The dough will be sticky. Cover container and place in Refrigerator for  30 minutes.
with about 10 minutes left on the waiting, pre heat your oven to 350. Line pan with parchment paper and add little drops of dough (it will still be pretty sticky). If you have an ice cream scoop with the spring in it, it will help give it a rounder form.
Bake 7 to 8 minute, bottom shall be deep golden and top puffy and light.At this point I tasted the little pieces that were baked- they were good :)

While they are cooling, mix the icing together. I did a "full dip" of icing on mine for extra flavor.

Verdict: I think they are good, but I might want to use a cookie icing instead next time. I'm not really "into" that kind of icing. We hope the school enjoys them and our cute little sign!


  1. What is the red thing that you put on top? What do you mean by "cookie icing"? I'm excited to try these! :)

    1. the only red thing I had was a red hot :) If they make red Dot's (the candy) you could use that. Anything red and maybe Cherry flavored (the cinnamon was good though)The original post is in French and translated to English. So when she said cookie icing, I'm assuming it's the pre-made Wilton stuff in a squeeze bottle. I think It's a little sweeter, so I thought it might taste better that way.

      Also: Make sure to not make the bottoms only get slightly golden (still a lot of white) or they will dry out. Mine were a little thick and kinda dry.