Sweet Marigold Buns

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Sweet marigold buns for sharing with your friends.

Remember to wash your hands thoroughly!

Serves: 6


  • 100g butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-2 marigold flower heads

You will also need:

  • An apron
  • A sieve
  • A  plastic bowl
  • A wooden spoon
  • A spoon
  • A bun tin or paper cake cases
  • A wire rack


  1. Sieve the flour and the baking powder into a bowl.
  2. Add butter, sugar and eggs and mix together until smooth and glossy.
  3. Wash the marigold heads, rip off petals and stir in, keeping a few back for later.
  4. Spoon the mixture into a greased bun tin or paper cup cases.
  5. Sprinkle a few petals onto each bun with a little sugar.
  6. Bake in the oven 160ºc/325ºf/gas mark 3 for 25-30 minutes.
  7. Leave the cakes for a few minutes, then put them on a wire rack to cool completely.
Don't forget these marigolds are calendula officinalis! Parents – If you try this recipe with your child, I’d love to hear from you. Tweet me a photo, share it on the Handy Herbs Facebook page or pin it to your recipe board! sign
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39 thoughts on “Sweet Marigold Buns

    1. Just make sure they are the calendula officinalis variety. They are pretty and tasty so good fun to use with kids.Thanks for hosting 🙂

    1. Great you have some in the garden! Hope you try them them out – would love to hear from you if you do 🙂

    1. Thanks! Hope you do give it a go. Adds a bit of interest for the children and of course they can grow the marigolds first 🙂

    1. Thanks! I have made lavender biscuits before. Love them. Hope you will give these a try. Thanks for reading 🙂

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