Preheat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas mark 5 and place some paper fairy cake cases on a baking tray, evenly spaced apart.
Sift the flour onto a plate and mix with
Cream together the margarine and sugar using a wooden spoon until the mixture is pale and fluffy. Add egg a little at
a time, beating well between each addition.
Lightly fold in half the flour and coconut with a metal spoon then add the remaining flour and coconut and stir mix well,
adding 2-3 teaspoons milk if necessary
in order to make the mixture soft enough to drop easily from the spoon.
Place 1 heaped teaspoon of the mixture in each paper case, pushing it from spoon with knife. Smooth the tops, then
decorate each bun with a piece of cherry. Bake
towards the top of the oven for 15-20 minutes, until well-risen, golden and firm
to the touch. Cool on wire racks.
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introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or
whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.
- to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together
with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This
process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.
- The incorporation of fat into flour.Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and
forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully
incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.