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Chelsea Buns

Updated April 28, 2017

Editor's Note: Recreate the feeling of a cozy tearoom at home when you use this recipe for Chelsea Buns! Sweet and sticky, the buns also have raisins and a medley of flavors that you and your family will love. Consider baking these buns for your next brunch at home, or serve them mid-afternoon for a delightful snack. The buns are the quintessential teatime treat and can be served with your favorite blend of tea. These sticky buns are easy to make and can even be made ahead of when you plan to serve them. Simply follow the tips below for details.

These are British sticky buns, with a bit of spice in the fruit filling.

Makes9 buns

Preparation Time30 min

Cooking Time30 min

Cooking MethodBaking

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 4 hours

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

OccasionFamily Get Together

Recipe CourseSnack

MealBreakfast, Brunch, Snack, Tea

Taste and TextureFruity, Sweet

Type of DishBread, Rolls, Yeast Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cold butter, diced
  • 1/2 cup tepid milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted and cooled
  • 3/4 cup raisins, golden raisins, and/or dried currants
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup honey, to glaze
  • 9 inch (23 cm) square cake pan

Instructions

  1. Mix the flour, sugar, yeast, and salt together in a large bowl. Add the butter and rub it in with your fingertips. Make a well in the center. Pour in the milk and egg and mix to form a soft dough. Knead on a lightly floured work surface for 8 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Shape into a ball. Place in a lightly oiled bowl and turn to coat the dough. Cover tightly with plastic wrap. Let stand in a warm place about 1 hour, until doubled.

  2. Lightly butter the cake pan. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll into a rectangle about 12 × 9in (30 × 23cm).

  3. To make the filling, brush the surface of the dough with the melted butter, leaving a 1-inch (2.5cm) border along the long sides. Mix the raisins, brown sugar, and spice together and sprinkle over the butter. Starting at a long side, roll up the dough and pinch the seam closed. Slice the dough into 9 equal pieces. Arrange the slices in the pan. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let stand about 30 minutes, until doubled.

  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Bake for 30 minutes, until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack. Brush the buns with the honey. Let cool for about 10 minutes, then remove from the pan and serve warm.

Tips

  1. Prepare Ahead: The buns can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Reheat before serving.

  2. Freezing Information: Freeze baked buns up to 1 month.

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