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Tea and Raisin Spiced Buns Recipe

My regular readers know just how much I enjoy drinking and baking with tea. So I was delighted when asked by Typhoo Tea to get the kettle on, the mixing bowl out and to get my bake on! The Tea and Raisin Spiced Buns recipe I have created is an easy, tasty, fruity bun that even a novice baker can make and enjoy. 

Tea & Raisin Spiced Buns Recipe
Perfect enjoyed whilst still warm out of the oven with a cup of Typhoo tea, whether you enjoy your tea strong, decaffeinated, with or without milk. 

Easy bake Tea & Raisin Spiced Buns

Bake a double batch of these buns and freeze half of them. Then next time you fancy a cake with a cup of tea, take one out of the freezer 20 minutes before to  defrost. Perfect for unexpected visitors. Or take them straight from the freezer and into your lunch box for later.

Recipe Tea and Raisin Spiced Buns

Recipe Tea and Raisin Spiced Buns

  • mixing bowl
  • small bowl
  • scales  
  • fork
  • spoon
  • measuring jug  
  • cooling tray (or the wire rack from your grill pan)

makes 10-12 buns

225g self raising flour
110g butter or baking fat
55g caster sugar
110g raisins 
1 teaspoon of mixed spice
1 egg beaten
125ml brewed Typhoo tea 


  • Set Oven temp to 200 degrees C / Gas Mark 6
  • Brew 125ml of strong tea, I used Typhoo. Place the raisins in the small bowl and cover with the hot tea. Allow at least an hour for the rains to soak in the tea, this will make them plump and moist.
  • Add the flour into the mixing bowl, cut the butter into cubes. Using the tips of your fingers rub together the flour and butter. It should resemble small breadcrumbs.
  • Mix in the sugar and mixed spice.
  • Add the raisins to the mixture but be sure not to add any excess tea in the bowl. Add a teaspoon of the cold Typhoo tea to the egg and mix together.
Recipe Tea and Raisin Spiced Buns
  • Add the egg and Typhoo tea to the mixture, stir all the ingredients together with a spoon. As the mixture starts to come together use your hand, this will allow you to tell if the mixture is too dry and you need to add a little more cold Typhoo tea. You you have a sticky mixture.
  • Using a spoon, place 12 even mounds of mixture onto a baking sheet, allow a little room for them to sprend when baking. This spiky looking bun will bake with nice a crunchy outside and a moist soft inside.
  • Bake in the oven for 17 minutes, or slightly longer to a golden brown.
  • Place on a wire rack to cool.
Recipe Tea and Raisin Spiced Buns
Tea and buns!

You can make these buns smaller or larger in size,  just be sure to adjust the cooking time.

Disclosure: I received a Typhoo Tea Hamper to create this recipe.
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1 comment:

  1. This looks so yummy. I'll copy the recipe and give it a try. Our daughter uses tea in her baking a lot.


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