Buttery Tea Buns
5 cups flour
5 tsp baking powder
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup water
1 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mix first four ingredients with hands in a large bowl. Place eggs, milk and water in a small bowl and whisk together. Pour liquid ingredients into flour and butter mixture and mix with hands until dough is formed. Add in raisins, turn dough over onto floured surface continuing to fold in raisins.
Lightly flour a rolling pin and roll out dough to about 1 inch thickness. Use a small glass to cut out circles in dough, repeat until all dough is used.
Bake on greased cookie sheet or parchment lined cookie sheet 10-15 mins.
(I set my timer for 10 mins then continue to check buns until they are done to perfection!)
Makes about 40 buns.
This is my Mom’s recipe and I follow it to a T, it’s so easy to make and the ingredients are regular items you can usually find in your pantry.
I love her raisin tea buns sliced down the middle and spread with butter. These also freeze well too!