Time: 20 to 30 minutes.

Sufficient to make 12 buns.

Seasonable at any time.

  1. 1 lb. of flour
  2. 6 oz. of good butter
  3. 1/4 lb. of sugar
  4. 1 egg
  5. nearly 1/4 pint of milk
  6. 2 small teaspoonfuls of baking-powder
  7. a few drops of essence of lemon
  • Warm the butter, without oiling it
  • Beat it with a wooden spoon
  • Stir the flour in gradually with the sugar, and mix these ingredients well together
  • Make the milk lukewarm
  • Beat up with it the yolk of the egg and the essence of lemon
  • Stir these to the flour, &c.
  • Add the baking-powder
  • Beat the dough well for about 10 minutes
  • Divide it into 24 pieces
  • Put them into buttered tins or cups
  • Bake in a brisk oven from 20 to 30 minutes

  • Source: The Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton (1859)

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