Adoption Social told me I was randomly picked to share a blog with Dear Daughter and I was quite excited about this. The similarities of Sezz “Keeping sane with cake, chocolate, reiki and EFT” and my own calming, distressing tools of baking, chocolate and hypnotherapy are very well matched!
Christmas is a tricky time in our house and we do lots every year to reframe and reinforce the good stuff around Christmas. Of course, it also needs lots of time with my girls to connect and calm, so baking in our house, is the go-to resource. Therefore I thought I’d share one of my newer baking events and hope that it may be new to Dear Daughter or some of the blog readers.
Christmas Surprise Buns
It all starts with a basic bun / cake recipe.
125g butter or margarine
125g self raising flour
Make a flat tray of sponge (like a swiss roll type). We use Gas 4 for about 15 minutes. Cook for minimum time possible until just baked then allow to cool.
Using small cutters, stars, tree, stocking shapes (whatever you like really) cut out the shapes from the cooled sponge mixture. Then freeze the shapes.
Later or next day, make another batch of mixture, we often do chocolate version for this one and put small dollop into bun cases. Then take the frozen shapes and push into the uncooked bun mixture. Make sure you push the shape in quite firmly (first time I just sat the shape on the top and they turn out so well!). Then bake as normal.
You should end up with some lovely Christmas Buns which you can decorate or just leave as they are! Enjoy.