5. Coffee Buns

Preparation info

  • Makes

    12

    • Difficulty

      Easy

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Scottish Baking

Scottish Baking

By Sue Lawrence

Published 2016

  • About

Not dissimilar to rock buns, coffee buns were always part of the cornucopia of Scottish home baking. Some recipes use soft brown sugar but the ones below have a texture almost like a softer giant American cookie, though not as crisp. Most old recipes use margarine, but I always prefer the flavour of butter. Milk can be used instead of egg to glaze, though egg is traditional, as it makes the top glossier.