Orange and Chocolate Chip Buns
Another recipe from the Ladies of the WI, circa 1960s. A lovely combination of flavours we take for granted these days, but this was almost 60 years ago! I used a 70% cocoa solids chocolate and roughly chopped it, as they would have done, making the batter full of flecks.
The recipe makes about a ten large buns [in small muffin cases]
Line your bun tin with paper cases and pre heat your fan oven to 170C
4 oz butter
4 oz caster sugar
6 oz Self raising Flour
2 oranges, zested, one of them juiced.
4 oz Bournville Chocolate, cut into small pieces
In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy then add the eggs. Fold in the sieved flour and finally add the chocolate, zest and enough orange juice to give a soft dropping consistency. Spoon into the baking cases and bake in your pre heated oven for 10-15 mins.
Note: I have doubled the original amounts as I realised this would make very small buns. My husband would think I had lost the plot.
While these buns were lovely as printed in the old book, I thought it might be a good idea to cut the lids off and mix a little of the remaining orange juice with some butter and icing sugar to make a filling and butterfly the lids.. Another time….