Seriously TF, there are dozens of recipes for both fruit buns and Teacakes. For me a Bun is a doughy mixture, when cooked is light and airy, usually with an egg glaze. A Teacake is more dry and solid. Anyway that's what my baker produces.
When our grocery delivery arrived from Sainsbury's today they were unable to supply my much loved Warburtons Teacakes, so instead they had substituted a packet of Sainsbury's Teacakes. Now, the Warburtons Teacakes are nice and dry just like I think they should be. Imagine my dissappointmet when I opened the packet of Sainsbury's Teacakes and found they were extremely sticky just like buns! As if I'm not suffering enough at the moment !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Many years ago, where I worked we had a guy who used to deliver buns from his bakery.You will have to imagine the accent,as he was an Indian gentleman but at Easter times he used to deliver Hot Cross Buns................however,he would always look forward to that time of year and say....and this is true......
"GOOD,ITS EASTER..........HOTEX BUNS TO-DAY MY NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER!!".....just imagine that with the accent,we always fell about in stitches!!!!!!!
This is why they have border control between Rotherham and Barnsley. In Barnsley a teacake (pronounced 'tee-a-cake') is actually a breadcake (no not a bap or a roll) and you can ask for "chips on a tee-a-cake luv" and get a chip butty. If you ask for chips on a teacake in Rotherham you get a reputation as a fruitcake....
....there's only 10 miles difference but as a Rotherham bloke gets his coowut and shuts doower a Barnsley bloke will put his coit on and lee-uv his cave oppen.(or he might pile some coil in frunt onnit to kee-ep thee ahht.)
(the yoosta bi tunz o coil in Bahnsli afoor Maggi)