Recipe: Nut or Fruit Buns

Nuts or fruit added to BUNS made of white flour provide more mineral salts and bulk, substances in which white flour is lacking. BUNS Containing either of these ingredients, therefore, are especially valuable in the diet. Besides increasing the food value of the BUNS, nuts and fruit improve the flavour and make a very palatable form of bun. BUNS of this kind are made as follows:

(Sufficient for 2 Dozen BUNS)

  •  4 Tb. sugar
  •  1 Tb. fat
  •  1 tsp. salt
  •  1 cake compressed yeast
  •  1 c. lukewarm milk
  •  3 c. white flour
  •  3/4 c. chopped nuts or raisins
  •  1 c. white flour additional for kneading

Add the sugar, fat, and salt to the yeast dissolved in a little of the milk. Then stir in the remainder of the milk and half of the flour. Allow this sponge to rise until it is very light, and then add the remainder of the flour and the nuts or the raisins. Knead at once and form into BUNS. Let these rise until they are light. Then moisten them with milk and sprinkle sugar over them before placing them in the oven. Bake for about 15 minutes.

Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1
by Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences (Year 1928)