Sunday, December 8, 2013

Boston Bun

One of our favourite treats on the weekend is swinging by Bakers Delight and buying a fresh Boston Bun for lunch.

We sit on our pergola with a hot cup of tea, soaking up the sunshine, eagerly anticipating that first bite filled with plump juicy sultanas, fluffy coconut icing and loads of butter and it is nothing short of glorious. 

It struck me one day that in reality a Boston Bun is really just a bun covered in icing and surely I could make it myself, plus I was curious to see how a home made version would taste because we all know home made trumps store bought any day!

I was a little hesitant when nearly every recipe I found included mashed potato, but it only fuelled my curiosity and Mr B's recent birthday was the perfect time to try it out. 

I made the mashed potato earlier in the week and the morning of Mr B's birthday, I mixed everything up and popped the Boston Bun in the oven whilst I made breakfast. While we went out for the morning, it cooled down and I iced it when we got home, just in time for lunch!! 

I will say that this is a little heavier then your store bought version, but it tasted just as good, if not better. Plus it meant that rather than demolishing the whole thing in 24 hours, it actually lasted us a long weekend and was still just as soft and fresh on day 4 as it was on day 1!

Boston Bun
1 cup cold mashed potato
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 cup sultanas
2 cups self raising flour
1 cup milk

Pre-heat oven to 200C.

Combine the mashed potato and sugar using an electric mixer. Beat until smooth.

Add the remaining ingredients and beat to combine.

Pour the mixture into a greased and lined 20cm cake tin and bake for 50 mins.

Once cooked, allow to cool before removing from the tin and icing.

For the icing you will need:
100g butter
2 cups icing sugar
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 tspn vanilla essence
2 tbspns milk

Beat the butter using an electric mixer until pale and creamy.

Add the icing sugar, coconut, vanilla essence and milk. Beat until smooth, pale and fluffy.

Spread over the cooled bun.


Mrs B xx

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Mrs B;
    My taste tester (my 10 year old son Ewan) just gave your icing the passing grade. Days I nailed it. Merry Christmas.



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