Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Chelsea Buns

Not a fan of fruit cakes, how about some mixed fruit bread rolls? Somehow I love this lovely sticky sweet Chelsea Buns which are packed with dried fruits like cranberries, currants, apricots and raisins. Original recipe asked for mixed peel but I omitted that and replaced it with more dried fruits :) A lovely sweet rolls which is great along with a cuppa of tea! 

before & after proofing

Glaze with honey immediately out from the oven

lovely texture! But they are best served on the day itself!

Recipe ref : 'Children's Party Cakes & Cookies' by Martha Day
Ingredient (12 buns)
  • 225gm bread flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 50gm unsalted butter
  • 1.5 tsp instant yeast
  • 120ml milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 100gm dried fruits (cranberries, apricots, raisins, currants)
  • 50gm light brown sugar
  • honey for glazing

  1. Sift flour and salt and rub in 25gm butter. Stir in yeast and make a well in the centre.
  2. Slowly add in milk and egg and stirring till a rough dough is formed. Knead lightly till dough is smooth and soft. Cover and proof for 1 hr or until double in size.
  3. Transfer dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly. Roll out into a 12" x 9" rectangle.
  4. Mix dried fruits and sugar in a small bowl. Spread the remaining butter over the dough. Sprinkle fruit mixture evenly over the surface.
  5. Roll up the dough from the long side. Seal the edges and cut into 12 portions.
  6. Place the slices, cut sides up, in a lined baking pan. Cover and proof until double in size.
  7. Bake in preheated oven at 180 deg cel for 30 mins until golden brown. Remove from oven and glaze with honey and leave to cool slightly before turning out onto serving plate.

This post is linked to "Cook and Celebrate: Christmas 2014" organised by Cook & Celebrate Christmas 2014 hosted by Bake For Happy KidsEat Your Heart Out and Domestic Goddess Wannabe

This post is linked to "My Treasured Recipes #4 - Ho Ho Ho It's Christmas (Dec 2014)" hosted by Miss B of Everybody Eats Well in Flanders and co-hosted by Charmaine of Mimi Bakery House.


Zoe said...

Hi Peng,

I won't say NO to fruit scrolls too :p

Yours look very fluffy and fruity :D


kitchen flavours said...

These looks fabulous! Love all the dried fruits in the soft bun. The perfect afternoon treat with a cup of tea!

DomesticGoddessWannabe said...

Yum YUM YUM!!! I love chelsea buns. :P~~

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