Incredibly simple to make – a standard cake really, these came out really well. I have visions of packing these in little picnics for my kids, in wicker baskets with gingham tablecloths and a bottle of homemade lemonade. Nope, it’s absolutely never going to happen, who am I kidding.
175g soft brown sugar
Grated zest of one orange
Juice of 1/2 orange
2 rounded tbsps of thin cut marmalade
175g self raising flour
For the icing;
200g icing sugar
Juice of 1 orange
Preheat the oven to 180c/gas mark 4. Place 12 paper cases in a bun tray.
In a mixing bowl beat the sugar and butter together until light fluffy, then add the eggs one by one until fully incorporated into the mixture.
Add the zest, juice and marmalade and mix thoroughly.
Add the flour and fold in gently.
Divide the mixture between the 12 cases and bake in the oven for approximately 20mins. When cooked transfer to a wire tray to cool.
To ice, wait until the buns are completely cool. Sift the icing sugar into a bowl and add half the orange juice and mix. Add as much juice as it takes to make the icing thick and glossy and spread over the buns.
The author of the book calls these “Paddington Bear’s Favourite Marmalade Buns” and as she points out, the icing is rather sticky so they make far less mess in a suitcase without the icing, and taste just as delicious. In fact warm out of the oven without icing might be my favourite way of eating these!
love & kisses
Mrs M x