Monday, January 24, 2011
Chamomile and Vanilla Buns
1tbsp of dried chamomile flowers
(picked from Pixiepods Garden)
1tsp of vanilla extract
3oz butter (or equivalent)
3oz caster sugar
3oz self-raising flour
(or equivalent) I use GF flour
1 large egg (or equivalent)
1/4 tsp of baking powder
(GF if you use)
Preheat oven to 180oC/350F/Gas Mark 4
Set out 6 baking cases onto a tray
Mix the melted butter and the sugar together, add the vanilla extract.
Add in the flour and baking powder and the egg, mixing well between each addition.
Add in the very finely chopped chamomile flowers and give the whole mixture a really good mix, getting lots of air into it.
Divide the mixture between the six baking cases and bake in the oven (middle) for approximately 25-30 minutes (make sure the skewer comes out clean, then they are ready.
Once ready remove from oven, let cool a little in the tin, and then allow to cool fully onto a wire rack.
You can decorate them with a sprinkling of lavender scented icing sugar (made by putting a couple of fresh sprigs of lavender into a jar of icing sugar) or make a vanilla icing and keep 6 whole chamomile flowers aside for the tops. I however, never get the chance to decorate mine, they always disappear before I get the chance.
Enjoy!! Great for sleeping disorders, stress, general relaxation