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Oops, Sorry, Pardon. Error in Tarvin Bun Loaf Recipe!

11th August 2022 @ 4:04pm – by Charles Bradley
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They say that everyone makes mistakes. I remember a box of England’s Glory matches that bore on the reverse this legend: “The man who never made a mistake never made anything”.

Why am I writing this? I’m trying to make myself feel better! I have made a mistake in the typing of the Bun loaf recipe that is in the Horticultural Show Schedule. And, while it is quite a simple mistake – I wrongly typed 100g instead of the correct 300g of Self Raising Flour – its effect on the finished product would be profound!

So, the CORRECT recipe is:-

TARVIN BUN LOAF

300g Self-raising flour (white).
150g white sugar.
70g butter or margarine.
150g sultanas.
70g currants.
1 medium egg.
30g (level dessert spoon) Candied Peel.
150ml of Milk.
Pinch of salt.

Oven 170oC / Gas mark 3.

Grease and line (at least the base) of a 907g (2lb) loaf tin.

Rub the fat into the flour and salt.

Stir in the sugar, fruit and peel.

Beat together egg and milk.

Stir into dry ingredients and mix together.

Put into prepared loaf tin and bake for 1 to 1½ hours.

My grateful thanks go to Ken Barnes, who was sufficiently aware to notice my mistake and generous enough to point it out while there is still time for other people to be able to use the correct recipe!

If you know of someone who “always enters the bun loaf competition” or who you think might try it this year, would you please let them know? I’d be really grateful!

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