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A plate of raspberry buns with a jar of raspberry jam in the background.

Raspberry Buns

Raspberry buns are delicious and easy to make. This is a quick and fun old-fashioned Scottish recipe that kids (and big kids too) will love!
Course Home Baking
Cuisine Scottish
Keyword easy raspbery buns, homemade buns, scottish buns
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 180kcal
Author Neil


  • 240 g self-raising flour*
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 40 g caster sugar
  • 60 g unsalted butter cubed
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • Raspberry Jam
  • 2 tbsp milk


  • Preheat oven to 200C Fan
  • Lightly grease a baking tray
  • Place the flour, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Add the cubes of butter and rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips to form a breadcrumb like mixture.
  • Using a wooden spoon stir in the beaten eggs and mix until a soft dough is formed.
  • Using your hands make balls of equal size from the dough mixture. Press a hole into the middle of each ball with a finger, put in a little jam (about ½ tsp) and pull the dough over the jam to close up the hole.
  • Slightly flatten each ball as you place them onto the baking tray leaving a little space apart for them to rise and brush with the milk.
  • Bake in the centre of oven for 10 – 15 minutes until cooked.
  • Place the buns on a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
  • Store your raspberry buns in an airtight container and consume within 3 - 4 days.


*If you don't have self-raising flour you can combine 240g plain flour (all purpose flour) with 3 tsp baking powder and 1 tsp salt.


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 247IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg