Rock buns with pink grapefruit icing

Rock buns with pink grapefruit icing

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  • 4
  • Easy
  • 20 minutes
  • 15 minutes


  • 225 g flour
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 75 g butter, cubed
  • 75 g raisins and sultanas
  • 1–2 oranges, zested
  • 75 g sugar
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten
  • 3 T milk
  • 1⁄2 t ground nutmeg
  • 1⁄2 t ground cinnamon (or 1 t mixed spice)
  • For the pink grapefruit icing:
  • 1⁄2 grapefruit, zested and juiced
  • 200 g icing sugar

Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Sift together the flour and baking powder. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the raisins, sultanas and orange zest and mix.

2 Add the sugar, egg and milk to make a fairly stiff dough. Add the spices and cut in using a butter knife to bring the mixture together.

3. Place spoonfuls onto a greased baking tray – don’t flatten, you want the buns to have some body and shape. Bake for 15 minutes, then set aside to cool.

4. To make the icing, combine the ingredients to make a runny icing. Add more grapefruit juice or icing sugar to correct the consistency if necessary. Add a drop of pink food colouring if you like. Drizzle over the cooled buns.

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Abigail Donnelly Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly
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