Time: 1/2 to 3/4 hour.

Sufficient_ to make 7 or 8 buns

Seasonable at any time.

  1. 2 oz. of pounded loaf sugar
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1-1/2 oz. of ground rice
  4. 2 oz. of butter
  5. 1-1/2 oz. of currants
  6. a few thin slices of candied peel
  7. flour
  • Whisk the egg
  • Stir in the sugar, and beat these ingredients well together
  • Beat the butter to a cream
  • Stir in the ground rice, currants, and candied peel, and as much flour as will make it of such a consistency that it may be rolled into 7 or 8 balls
  • Put these on to a buttered tin
  • Bake them from 1/2 to 3/4 hour

  • They should be put into the oven immediately, or they will become heavy; and the oven should be tolerably brisk.
    Source: The Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton (1859)

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