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Scottish Black Bun
Rather misleadingly called a bun, this is a traditional Scottish cake, consisting of dried mixed, flavoured with almonds and spices. The whole is topped and tailed with shortcrust pastry, to resemble a sandwich.
They are eaten in Scotland at hogmanay, but are thought to have originally been more associated with twelfth night.
If making one at home, they are best made a few weeks ahead, then kept in an air-tight tin.