Simple Buns/Fairy cakes/cupcakes

*** Simple plain buns ***
Dairy free, egg free and gluten free
250g/1&half cups gluten free self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
100g/half cup sugar
60ml/quarter cup flavourless oil (sunflower oil, vegetable oil, rapeseed oil)
200ml/three quarter cup milk (any alternative milk)
15ml/1 tbsp golden syrup/maple syrup
1 tsp cider vinegar
Half tsp vanilla essence
• Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
• Sieve flour and baking powder together. Add the sugar. Mix together.
• In another bowl whisk the milk, oil, vanilla, syrup and cider vinegar together. (this is really important)
• Add the liquid to dry ingredients and mix well but don’t over mix.

• Put in bun cases (makes 10 cupcakes) immediately and get them into the oven as quick as possible .

• Bake at 180 degrees celsius for 15 minutes.
If you double the quantities, you can make a sandwich cake, bake for 35/40 minutes. Put buttercream in the middle.
Golden syrup
A question regularly asked is what is golden syrup? The following information is taken directly from Wikipedia.
Golden syrup or light treacle is a thick amber-coloured form of inverted sugar syrup made in the process of refining sugar cane or sugar beet juice into sugar, or by treatment of a sugar solution with acid. It is used in a variety of baking recipes and desserts. It has an appearance similar to honey and is often used as a substitute where honey is unavailable or prohibitively expensive.
It is not to be confused with amber corn syrup or amber refined sugar. Regular molasses, or dark treacle, has both a richer colour and a strong, distinctive flavour.
A common brand used is Lyle Golden Syrup.

2 thoughts on “Simple Buns/Fairy cakes/cupcakes

  1. Hi,
    Thanks for posting . I tried this recipe today but as I was half way through I noticed that the ingredients list mention baking powder and the recipe says baking soda . I made them and think they came out pretty nice but maybe thinking you meant baking soda as they don’t look like the photo!


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