Heart-shaped buns recipe

  • Serves Makes 12 buns
  • 10 mins to prepare and 35 mins to cook
  • 189 calories / serving
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Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.

Combine the eggs and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl and whisk using an electric hand-held whisk for 4-5 minutes.

Gradually whisk in the icing sugar and continue to beat for 5-6 minutes until you have a thick and shiny mixture. Fold the flour into the mixture, 25g at a time, then gently fold in the baking powder. Fold in the melted butter until incorporated. Spoon into a 12 hole silicone heart-shaped mould.

Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden and risen.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool in their moulds for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to finish cooling. Once cool, brush one side of the cakes with the warmed apricot jam and decorate with the flaked almonds so that they stick to the cakes.

Allow the flaked almonds to set and stick. Dust very lightly with the icing sugar before serving.

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  • Ingredients

  • 125g icing sugar
  • 125g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 100g plain flour, sifted
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • ½tsp baking powder
  • For the garnish

  • 2tbsp apricot jam, warmed
  • 30g flaked almonds
  • 1tbsp icing sugar, for dusting
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  • Energy 790kj 189kcal 9%
  • Fat 11.2g 16%
  • Saturates 5.6g 28%
  • Sugars 14g 16%
  • Salt 0.1g 2%

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Carbohydrate 20.7g Protein 2.6g Fibre 0.6g

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