Olive oil buns

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Olive oil may seem like an unusual flavour for a bun, but it is subtle and these also work well with a handful of dark chocolate chips.

Olive oil buns

SERVES

12

PEOPLE

PREP TIME

20

MINUTES

COOKING TIME

20

MINUTES

CUISINE

COURSE

Baking

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 170°C and pop bun cases into a 12-hole tin.

  2. Beat your egg until it is foamy and doubled in volume. Gently whisk in the milk, olive oil, zest and sugar until smooth.

  3. Add in your flour and baking powder until well combined and the batter is smooth.

  4. Scoop the mixture between your bun cases and bake for about 20 minutes until the top is golden and the buns are baked through. Once cool enough to handle, place on a wire rack to cool completely.

  5. To make the icing: whisk the ingredients together until doubled in volume. Pipe or palette the icing onto the buns.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg

  • 125mls milk

  • 60 mls olive oil — as strongly flavoured as you wish

  • the zest of 2 lemons

  • 115g golden caster sugar

  • 200g plain flour, sieved

  • 2 tsp baking powder, sieved

  • For the icing:

  • 100g icing sugar, sieved

  • 20mls light olive oil

  • 40g soft butter

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 170°C and pop bun cases into a 12-hole tin.

  2. Beat your egg until it is foamy and doubled in volume. Gently whisk in the milk, olive oil, zest and sugar until smooth.

  3. Add in your flour and baking powder until well combined and the batter is smooth.

  4. Scoop the mixture between your bun cases and bake for about 20 minutes until the top is golden and the buns are baked through. Once cool enough to handle, place on a wire rack to cool completely.

  5. To make the icing: whisk the ingredients together until doubled in volume. Pipe or palette the icing onto the buns.