Scotch Bun

Scotch Bun


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Sometimes called a black bun, the Scotch bun is a dried fruit cake with a pasty crust that has always been served around new years in our family. Enjoy.

Dotty1 Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Serves: 6 

  • Pastry
  • 190g flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 90g butter
  • 20g sugar
  • pinch of salt, to taste
  • Filling
  • 1kg dried fruit
  • 60g peel
  • 130g chopped almonds
  • 250g flour
  • 130g sugar
  • 20g mixed spice
  • 10g cream of tartar
  • 10g bicarb soda
  • 1 egg
  • milk, to moisten
  • 1 egg, beaten

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:2hours  ›  Ready in:2hours20min 

  1. Grease a cake or loaf tin. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, butter, sugar and salt. Mix to make a thick dough then roll out very thin. Line greased tin, reserving enough to cover the top.
  3. Mix all filling ingredients and moisten with a bit of milk. Spoon into the pastry lined baking tin then cover with remaining pastry.
  4. Prick the top with a fork, brush with the beaten egg then bake in preheated oven for 2-2 1/2 hours.

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