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Chelsea buns

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Chelsea buns
Chelsea buns
  • Makes: 12

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  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Perfect with a cuppa, these currant-filled Chelsea buns make a lovely tea-time treat. They're a bit fiddly but well worth the effort.

Ingredients

For the dough :
  • 250g (9oz) strong white bread flour
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1tsp unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 1tsp easy bake yeast
  • 25g (1oz) butter, diced
  • 100-120ml (3-4 fl oz) warmed milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
For the filling :
  • 125g (4 oz) mixed currants, sultanas and raisins
  • 50g (2oz) unrefined light muscovado sugar
  • 15g ( oz) butter
  • Runny honey to glaze
  • Golden caster sugar, to sprinkle

Method

  1. Grease an 18cm/7" square shallow cake tin. Sift the flour, salt, sugar and yeast into a large bowl. Rub in 25g (1oz) butter
  2. In a bowl, mix together the milk and egg. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and stir in the liquid. Bring the mixture together with a round bladed knife and knead for 10 mins on a lightly floured surface until the dough is smooth and elastic. If the mixture is sticky add a little more flour.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll out to a 30 x 23cm/12 x 9 inch rectangle.
  4. Prepare the filling: mix the dried fruit with the soft light brown sugar. Melt the remaining butter and brush over the surface of the dough. Scatter the fruit mixture over the buttered dough, leaving a 2.5cm/1 inch border around the edge of the dough.
  5. Starting at the long side of the dough, roll it up like a Swiss roll. Pinch the edges together to seal and then cut into 12 slices.
  6. Place the rolls cut edges uppermost in the tin. Cover with oiled cling film and leave to rise for 1 hr or until doubled in size.
  7. Pre-heat the oven to 190C (375F, gas mark 5). Bake for 30 mins or until risen and golden.
  8. Remove from the oven and brush with honey and sprinkle with golden caster sugar whilst they are still hot. Then cool on a wire rack.

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luce

Can anyone please tell me how long they proved the dough for the Chelsea bun recipe. It doesn't mention proving in the method. Thanks Luce

Justin McDonald

DON'T SHOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GTK Recipes ed

Hi ANNLENE, Completely fat-free pastry recipes are difficult if not impossible to find, but your best bet for lower-fat pastry recipes is our Weight Watcher's page, which has a pastry recipe on it that is vegetarian - http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/Weight-Watchers Here are all of our vegetarian recipes - http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/Vegetarian And here's some low-fat and Healthy eating recipes: http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/Low_fat http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/Healthy-eating

ANNLENE

I WOULD LIKE VEGETARIAN FAT-FREE PASTRY RECIPES THAT I CAN MAKE FOR THE FAMILY AS THEY ARE ALL VEGETARIANS AND WOULD LIKE TO LOSE WEIGHT.

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