Sweet Marigold Buns

The Marigold bun recipe as promised.  I’m sorry it took so long.  T11 made these when he was helping to look after his sisters whilst they were ill.  Marigold is known for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties.  I’m not sure the small amount used in each cupcake would be enough to have any effect, but they sure did taste good!
This is from Jekka McVicar’s Jekka’s Cottage Garden Herbs  A book my son takes almost everywhere with him!

4oz butter

4oz caster sugar

4oz SR flour

2 eggs

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 tablespoons of fresh marigold petals

Mix everything apart from marigold petals until smooth and creamy, add 1 1/2 tablespoons of petals.  Fold gently in.  Place in bun tins. Sprinkle rest of petals on top of buns, with some brown sugar.  Bake in oven for 25-30 mins (160 Celsius, 325 Fahrenheit, gas mark 3.)

Enjoy, the smell which comes from the oven is divine!


  1. Oh my goodness, making muffins for his sisters when they’re sick…what a sweetheart. He’ll make a fine husband one day!

  2. They look SO yummy… 😉 I am sitting in front of the PC trying to catch up with all your posts so I have no idea how your girlies are? I hope they are better? What a lovely brother to make them cakes!

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