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Chelsea buns

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TRH Chelsea buns1 TRH Chelsea buns2

500g strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting
1 tsp salt
1 packet instant yeast
300 ml milk
40g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing pan
1 egg
Veg oil for greasing

For the filling :
25g unsalted butter, melted
1 orrange zest only, grated
75g soft brown sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
100g dried cranberries
100g sultanas
100g dried africot, chopped

To finish
1 heap tbsp apricot jam
200g icing sugar, sifted
1 orange, zest only grated

1. Place the flour and salt into large bowl and stir thouroughly until combined. Make a well in the center of the flour and pour in the yeast.
2. Warm the milk and butter in a small saucepan until is butter melted and mixture lukewarm. Pour into the flour mixture add egg and stir thoroughly until contents of the bowl comes together as soft dough.
3. Tip the dough lightly floured surface and knead well for five minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic.
4. Place the dough in an oiled bowl and leave to rise, cover with damp towel for one hour or until double in size.
5. Tip the dough onto floured surface , roll out the dough into rectangle about 30x20cm/12x8in
6.. Brush the dough over melted butter , evenly sprinkle the orrange zest over buttered surface, followed by sugar cinnamon and dried fruits.
7. Tack down the long side of the dough rectangle nearest you by pressing it down onto work surface with your thumb. Roll the dough opposite long side of the dough towards you quite tightly, until the roll is comple and tight. With a sharp knife cut the thick rounds about 4cm/1&3/4in .
8. Grease a deep roasting tin or baking tray thoroughly with butter , place the buns cut side up into greased baking tray leaving about 1cm/1/2 sides of space between each one. Leave to rise for 30 minutes or until double in size
9. Preheat oven 190C
10. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.
Remove the buns from the oven and let it cool slightly before transferring to wire rack.
10. Melt the jam in a small saucepan with the splash of water until smooth brush the jam over the buns to glaze and allow to cool. Mix together the icing sugar , orrange zest and two tbsp water drizzle over the cooled buns and serve.j

Recipe courtesy of my favorite chef the master baker: Paul Hollywood
Prepared, tried and tested by:

  • Make tomorrow more amazing than today!
  • Just believe in yourself and dream big.
  • Do not give up on your hopes. Take care always.


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