Currant Buns Recipe


Preparation Time40 MinCooking Time25 Min
Ready In1 Hr 5 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings6
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Warm water1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Granulated sugar1 Teaspoon
 Active dry yeast1⁄4 Ounce
 Butter/Margarine1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), softened
 Granulated sugar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Egg1 (At Room Temperature)
 Salt3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Cinnamon1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Warm milk3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 All purpose flour1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Currants1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Candied peel2 Tablespoon, finely chopped
 All purpose flour2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 393 Calories from Fat 89

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.5%

Saturated Fat 5.7 g28.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 58.2 mg

Sodium 269.5 mg11.2%

Total Carbohydrates 66 g21.9%

Dietary Fiber 3.2 g12.9%

Sugars 11.6 g

Protein 10 g19.4%

Vitamin A 6.6% Vitamin C 17.7%

Calcium 6.6% Iron 20.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Stir water and sugar together to dissolve.
Sprinkle yeast over water.
Let stand 10 minutes.
Cream butter and sugar together.
Beat in egg until fluffy.
Mix in salt, cinnamon and milk.
Beat in first amount of flour.
Mix in yeast mixture.
Mix in currants and peel.
Add remaining flour.
Mix well, adding a bit more if necessary to make a soft dough.
Let dough rest 10 minutes, then knead until smooth and elastic.
Place in greased bowl turning to bring greased part to top of bowl.
Let rise in a warm place to double in size, about 1 hour.
Punch dough down.
Shape into about 18 balls.
Place on greased baking sheet or 2 pans 8 x 8 inch (20 x 20 cm) allowing room for expansion.
Cut a deep cross in each bun with lightly greased scissors or sharp knife.
Cover and let rise until almost double in size or until light.
Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven for about 20 minutes.
Brush with butter and cool on rack.
Ice crosses when cool.