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Golden Raisin Buns

These delightful buns will remind you of old-fashioned cream puffs with a mild lemon flavor. They look appealing on a platter and sure get snatched up quickly. -Kathy Scott, Hemingford, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    20 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups hot water, divided
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • ICING:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • 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 tablespoons 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 the cream. Remove from the heat; add sugar, lemon juice and vanilla. Spread on buns while still warm. Serve warm if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 120 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 95mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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