Simple Buns/Fairy cakes/cupcakes

*** Simple plain buns ***
Dairy free, egg free and gluten free
Ingredients
250g self raising flour (I use Aldi gluten free self raising flour)
1 tsp baking powder
125g sugar
60ml flavourless oil (sunflower oil, vegetable oil, rapeseed oil)
200ml milk (any alternative milk)
20ml golden syrup/maple syrup
1 tsp cider vinegar
Half teaspoon vanilla essence
Method
• Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
• Sieve flour and baking soda together. Add the sugar.
• 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 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. https://freefromyummies.ie/2018/11/14/dairy-free-butter-cream/
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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.

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