Gluten, Dairy and Egg Free ‘Buttermilk’ Sultana Buns


Buttermilk is in inverted commas in this recipe title as it contains neither butter or dairy based milk.  You can easily make a dairy free version by adding some lemon juice to your dairy free milk, giving it a good stir and leaving for 10 minutes to thicken.

These buns taste like a cross between a rock bun and a scone, they are perfect as is or cut in half and spread with jam.



Gluten,Dairy and Egg Free ‘Buttermilk’  Sultana Buns

Gluten,Dairy and Egg Free ‘Buttermilk’ Sultana Buns

serves 6


  • 240ml dairy free milk
  • 10ml lemon juice
  • 250g gluten free self raising flour
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 85g dairy free spread
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 80g sultanas


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 oC
  2. Mix together the dairy free milk and lemon juice, leave for 10 minutes to thicken into a dairy free version of buttermilk
  3. In a large bowl mix together the flour, caster sugar and mixed spice
  4. Rub in the dairy free spread until it resembles bread crumbs
  5. Stir in the buttermilk and sultanas
  6. Divide the dough into 6 and place on a lined baking sheet
  7. Bake in the centre of the oven for 20 minutes
  8. Allow to cool before enjoying