I stayed home these couple of days, I was sick, so I had to rest, plus it was freezing outside. But, I was completely able to get inside the kitchen and bake something quick and easy. Someting sweet, delicious. I’m discovering quite good recipes in that book The great Bristish book of baking, I chose these nice delicious cookies. So easy, they don’t need any effort, which suited me well. Enjoy with a warm cup of tea or coffee.
– 225 g self-raising flour
– 100 g caster sugar
– 125 g unsalted butter, chilled and diced
– 1 medium egg
– 1 tbsp cold milk
– 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
– apricot jam; extra sugar for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 200 C.
In a food processor, put the flour and sugar into the bowl and pulse a couple of times until the ingredients are just combined. Add the butter and process until the mixture looks like fine crumbs. Beat the egg with the milk and vanilla in a small bowl and pour into the processor. Run the machine until all the ingredients are mixed and form a soft dough.
Divide the dough into 16 or more equal pieces and shape each one into a ball. Arrange them well apart on a baking tray. Flour your thumb and press it gently into the middle of each bun to make a small well ( don’t go all the way through the dough). With a teaspoon, put some jam in the centre of each bun.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10 min, then reduce the oven temp to 180 C and bake for another 5 min, until golden.
Remove the tray from the oven and sprinkle the buns with a little sugar. Leave them to cool for 5 min before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Store in an airtight container. Enjoy.