Chelsea Buns Recipe


Preparation Time1 Hr 30 MinCooking Time35 Min
Ready In2 Hr 5 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings9


 Flour8 Ounce, sifted (225 Gram)
 Yeast3 Ounce (15 Gram)
 Caster sugar5 Milliliter
 Warm milk4 Fluid Ounce (100 Milliliter)
 Salt2 Teaspoon
 Butter/Lard5 Ounce, softened
 Egg1 Medium, beaten
 Melted butter/Margarine2 Ounce
 Grease5 Milliliter
 Mixed dried fruit175 Gram
 Mixed candied peel1 Ounce
 Mixed spice5 Teaspoon
 Soft brown sugar2 Ounce
 Clear honey45 Milliliter

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 446 Calories from Fat 254

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 29 g44%

Saturated Fat 13.4 g67.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 69.9 mg

Sodium 506.7 mg21.1%

Total Carbohydrates 40 g13.2%

Dietary Fiber 4.6 g18.5%

Sugars 13.2 g

Protein 11 g21.1%

Vitamin A 13.4% Vitamin C 7.4%

Calcium 3.6% Iron 12.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Coat an 18 cm (7 in) square tin with grease.
2. Into a bowl put 50 g (2 oz) of the flour.
3. Put in the yeast, white sugar and milk and mix to a batter.
4. Let it remain in a warm place for 15—20 minutes until frothy.
5. Into a bowl add the remaining flour and the salt and rub or cut in the fat until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
6. Put in this to the yeast mixture -with the egg and mix to a soft dough that leaves the sides of the bowl clean.
7. On to a floured board turn and knead for about 5 minutes until smooth and elastic.
8. Inside a large, well oiled plastic bag place and leave in a warm place until doubled in size.
9. This should take 1—1 1/2 hours.
10. Turn out and knead again until smooth.
11. Roll out to a rectangle about 30 x 24 cm (12 x 9 1/2 in).
12. Coat the entire surface with the melted butter or margarine.
13. Combine together the fruit, peel, spice and brown sugar, and sprinkle all over the dough.
14. Starting from a long side, roll the dough up to form a long tube.
15. Using a little water seal the ends.
16. Cut crossways into 9 equal slices and place closely together in the prepared tin, cut side down.
17. Cover using a plastic bag and leave in a warm place for about 30 minutes until doubled in size.
18. Heat the oven to 375°F (190°C/Gas 5).
19. Remove the bag and let the buns bake for 30-35 minutes until golden.
20. Take out of the oven and turn out on to a wire rack so that the top side stays uppermost.
21. While still warm, pull apart and brush with the honey.
22. Leave to cool.