Golden Raisin Buns
|Hot water||2 Cup (32 tbs), divided|
|Golden raisins||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Half and half cream||5 Teaspoon|
|Confectioners sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Lemon juice||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Vanilla extract||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
In a small bowl, pour 1 cup of water over raisins; let stand for 5 minutes.
Drain; set raisins aside.
In a large saucepan, bring butter, sugar, salt and remaining water to a boil.
Add flour all at once; stir until a smooth ball forms.
Remove from the heat; beat by hand for 2 minutes.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Beat until mixture is well blended, about 3 minutes.
Stir in the raisins.
Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets.
Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
Transfer to a wire rack.
For icing, melt the butter in a small saucepan; stir in cream.
Remove from the heat; add sugar, lemon juice and vanilla.
Spread on buns while still warm.