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Raisin Buns Recipe

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Added: Monday, August 20, 2007


1/3 c sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
21/2 c flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 c butter
11/4 c milk
1/3 c raisins
Sugar Glaze

1. Heat oven to 400. Lightly grease large baking sheet. In small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon sugar and the cinnamon; set aside. In large bowl, combine flour, remaining sugar, the baking powder and salt. Melt 1 tablespoon butter; set aside. With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut remaining butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
2. Add milk and mix just until dry ingredients are moistened and a stiff dough forms, being careful to to over mix.
3. Between floured sheets of waxed paper, roll out dough to a 12 by 8 inch rectangle. Brush dough with melted butter; sprinkle with raisins and cinnamon sugar mixture.
4. Using waxed paper for support, roll up dough to form a 12 inch roll. With knife, cut roll crosswise into twelve 1 inch buns. Place buns on greased baking sheet.
5. Bake buns 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, make sugar glaze. When buns are removed from oven, brush immediately with glaze. Cool buns on wire rack before serving.
Sugar Glaze; In 1 quart saucepan, heat 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup sugar to boiling. Cook, stirring, 1 minute. Remove from heat and set aside until ready to use.




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