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Swiss Buns

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  Fresh compressed yeast 1⁄2 Ounce
  Superfine sugar 1 Teaspoon (Castor Sugar)
  Warm milk 2⁄3 Pint (1/4 Pint Plus 2 Tablespoons)
  All purpose flour 12 Ounce (3 Cups, Strong)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Margarine 1 Ounce (2 Tablespoons)
  Egg 1 , beaten (To Glaze)
  Confectioners sugar 4 Ounce
  Hot water 3 Teaspoon

Blend the yeast with the sugar, milk and 3 oz.(3/4 cup) of the flour.
Leave in a warm place for 15-20 minutes until frothy.
Sift remaining flour and salt into a bowl and rub in the margarine.
Make a well in the centre and stir in the yeast batter and beaten egg.
Draw the ingredients together and mix to a fairly stiff dough.
Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes.
Place in a lightly greased bowl and cover with a damp cloth.
Leave in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in size.
Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 3 minutes.
Divide into 8 pieces and shape into 5 inch long rolls.
Place, well apart, on a greased baking sheet.
Put inside an oiled polythene (plastic) bag and leave in a warm place for 30 minutes until almost doubled in size.
Remove from the bag.
Brush the rolls with beaten egg.
Bake in a hot oven, 425°F, Gas Mark 7 for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and well risen.
Turn onto a wire rack to cool.
Blend the icing sugar with enough hot water to give a smooth, coating consistency.
When cold, decorate the buns with the glace icing.

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Swiss Buns Recipe