My dad and I loved to bake together. Making tea buns was a usual weekly occurrence in our home. Instead of raisins, Dad and I would change up the recipe and add berries, chocolate chips, cherries or cranberries. Raisins, of course were always our favorite. As soon as a batch would come out of the oven, Dad and I would sit to the table with our cups of tea and have a warm raisin tea bun with a little dab of butter. These are the happy memories I will always cherish.
- 3 cups flour
- ¾ cup sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup milk
- Mix all the ingredients together up to the raisins on the list. Only mix for about 30 seconds.
- Add your raisins. Mix for 10 seconds.
- Add your cup of milk last. Mix for 10 seconds.
- When it is all mixed together you can lay it out on your table. Knead it all into a ball.
- Separate it into 4 sections and roll out each piece.
- Use a glass or a cookie cutter to cut out discs.
- Lay them on an un-greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for about 12 minutes at 325.
- Serve with tea. Dip. Sing along.
A cup of tea and a raisin tea bun, yes, my life is complete. I dip them. I’ll admit it. We all dip. Singing,
“I put my hand up on your hip
when i dip you dip we dip
you put your hand up on my hip
when you dip i dip we dip
I put my hand up on your hip
when i dip you dip we dip.”