from mags in murphy's ice cream shop;
Her majesty (4 and a half) was having a playdate with a neighbour's kid. (Neighbour = half mile away) Great excuse for me to bake! Dug out Darina Allen's new book and decided to make queen cakes and a cream sponge. Yummy Yummy Easy Easy. Obviously the ulterior motive was my love for cake. Her majesty was the excuse. The cakes were fantastic. 12 buns and a gorgeous cream and strawberry jam sponge!
The playdate friend arrived with the poor unfortunate mother. What did she bring? A box of Ritz crackers and a packet of Dunnes Buns.
Darinas Buns. Butter, caster sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, white flour, baking powder, milk.
Dunnes Buns. Wheat flour, sugar, egg, vegetable oil, fruit, modified maize starch, glucose syrup,raising agents (sodium carbonates, disodium diphosphate, sodium aluminium phosphate), whey powder, salt, emulsifiers (mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids, propane 1, 2 diol esters of fatty acids, polyglycerol esters of fatty acids, sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate), wheat protein, skimmed milk powder, preservative (potassium sorbate) flavouring, acidity regulator L(+) tartaric acid).
Which buns do you prefer?
Because we're Irish.