Boston bun

    50 min

    This is a classic Boston bun recipe straight from Australia. It is easy to make, and a nice way to use your leftover mashed potato. It is nice on its own or you can add the icing on top if you have a sweet tooth!

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    Serves: 8 

    • For the Boston bun
    • 220g sugar
    • 100g mashed potato
    • 155g sultanas
    • 250g self-raising flour
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon mixed spice (optional)
    • 250ml milk
    • For the icing
    • 185g icing sugar
    • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
    • 30g melted butter
    • 3 teaspoons desiccated coconut (or amount desired)

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Cream sugar and potato in a bowl and add sultanas.
    2. Sift together the flour and spices, and alternately add flour and milk to potato mixture.
    3. Pour into cake tin and bake in a preheated 180 C / Gas 4 oven for 40-50 minutes.
    4. Cool and ice if desired.

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    Reviews in English (4)


    lovely bun!  -  08 Aug 2013


    So nice. Made it in a brownie tray because it's for a food tasting day but it worked really well.  -  18 Sep 2016


    This recipe is great- I usually heat the mash potato before I cream with the sugar. The sugar melts quick and goes to liguid which works well. Very moist bun!  -  18 Jul 2012  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)

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