Buttery Tea Buns from Newfoundland


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Buttery Tea Buns


5 cups flour

5 tsp baking powder

1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

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.


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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!

Mini Apple Crisp

I am definitely on an apple kick this fall, we certainly love our apple desserts here in the Gill household!

When making Single Serve Apple Pies, recipe here. I had some  mixture left over.

I put together these mini apple crisps in a flash.

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Here’s the recipe for Apple Crisp.

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(I just eye balled the amount I would need for these little ones, the recipe below is for a 9×13 inch baking dish)

10 medium apples
1/2 cup (125 ml) white sugar
1 tbsp. (15 ml) cinnamon


1 cup  quick rolled oats
1 cup  brown sugar (packed)
1/2 cup  white flour
1/2 cup  melted butter

Preheat oven to 350°F

Peel and slice apples. Place  into 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish. Sprinkle white sugar over apples and sprinkle cinnamon over the sugar.

Mix rolled oats, brown sugar and flour until blended well. Stir in melted butter until fully moistened. (I use my fingers to mix)

Cover apples evenly with topping.

Place in preheated oven and bake 35-45 minutes until golden brown and bubbly.

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This is absolutely delicious still warm with vanilla ice cream, yummmmm.

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Happy Baking!

Autumn Cupcakes

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These autumn cupcakes are delicious and beautiful to look at too. They look as if a lot of effort went into making them…but fortunately the are fun & easy to make in no time flat!

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Grab a white cake mix and prepare according to the package directions. Place 1/2 of the cake batter in a separate bowl and mix in orange food coloring. Layer the batter in your lined cupcake tin, alternating between colors.

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Bake according to package directions & let cool.

I placed the entire tin in the freezer for a quick cool down.

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I could eat them just like this, without any frosting! They are so moist and spongy!

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For a quick frosting I didn’t use frosting at all. I mixed up a package of Dream Whip, put it in a frosting bag with a wide tip and quickly swirled a generous amount on the top. Sprinkle cinnamon over the dream whip to make it all pretty!

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And that’s it…done…oh one last thing, eat a cupcake just to make sure they taste good before you give them to your family!

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We absolutely devoured these, one dozen ate in a day!

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