Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Special Equipment Needed:
- Medium bowl
- Electric mixer
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Pastry brush

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
3. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
4. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add the buttermilk and almond extract.
5. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
6. Fold in the raisins and almonds.
7. Drop the dough by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet.
8. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
9. Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter.

Time:
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 12-15 minutes
Temperature: 375°F
Serving Size: 12 buns

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 180
Fat: 8 g
Carbohydrates: 25 g
Protein: 3 g

Substitutions for Ingredients
- For the buttermilk, you can use 1/2 cup of plain yogurt or 1/2 cup of milk with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.
- For the almond extract, you can use 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
- For the raisins, you can use dried cranberries or chopped dates.
- For the almonds, you can use chopped walnuts or pecans.

Variations:
- For a sweeter bun, you can add 1/4 cup of brown sugar to the dough.
- For a spicier bun, you can add 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon or 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg.
- For a savory bun, you can add 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure to cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. This will ensure a light and airy texture.
- Be sure to not overmix the dough. This will result in dense and chewy buns.

Storage Instructions:
The buns can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions:
The buns can be reheated in a 350°F oven for 5-7 minutes.

Presentation Ideas:
The buns can be served on a platter with a bowl of melted butter for dipping.

Garnishes:
The buns can be garnished with a sprinkle of powdered sugar or a drizzle of honey.

Pairings:
The buns are best served with a cup of coffee or tea.

Suggested Side Dishes:
The buns can be served with a side of fresh fruit or a salad.

Troubleshooting Advice:
If the buns are too dense, make sure to not overmix the dough.

Food Safety Advice:
Make sure to store the buns in an airtight container at room temperature.

Food History:
Bath buns originated in England in the 18th century and were traditionally served with tea.

Flavor Profiles:
The buns have a sweet and nutty flavor with a hint of almond and raisin.

Serving Suggestions:
The buns can be served as a snack or dessert.

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Taste: Sweet, Nutty, Raisin, Almond, Raisin-Y, Almond-Y