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Do Be Careful Tea Cakes recipe

Classic Irish sweet buns. Eat hot, and’do be careful’ not to drip the butter on your clothes!

Recipe: Do Be Careful TeaCakes

1/2 ounce dried yeast1/2 cup warm water3 1/2 cup all-purpose flour1 teaspoon salt1/2 cup granulated sugar3/4 cup butter, melted1/2 teaspoon nutmeg4 large eggs, well beaten

  • Mix yeast with water and 1 cup flour ina small bowl. Cover with a clean cloth and leave in a warm placefor 10 to15 minutes to form a sponge.
  • Add the yeast mixture to the rest of theflour, salt and sugar. Add in the other ingredients, mix welland turn out on a floured surface. Knead until dough is smoothand elastic.
  • Divide the dough into 16 balls. Placethem on lightly greased baking sheets and leave in a warm placecovered with a damp cloth for 20 minutes to allow them to rise.
  • Brush with beaten egg before putting theminto the oven.
  • Bake at 400°F (205°C) for 20 minutesor until nicely browned.

    Yield: 16 buns.

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