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“A cup of tea and a sweet bun...heaven! Chelsea buns are a sweet, sticky treat something like a schnecken or cinnamon roll.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400F and grease an 8" square pan.
  2. Line bottom of pan with parchment.
  3. Sift flour and sugar together into a bowl; add chopped butter and rub into flour mixture until fine and crumbly.
  4. Whisk milk and egg together; pour onto dry ingredients and mix to form a soft batter.
  5. Turn out onto a floured surface and roll into a 12 x 14 inch rectangle.
  6. Spread dough with softened butter, sprinkle with sugar, mixed dried fruit and spice.
  7. Roll up; cut into 12 evenly sized pieces.
  8. Place cut side down in prepared pan with sides touching.
  9. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
  10. Bake approximately 25 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
  11. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack.
  12. While the buns are baking, make the glaze:
  13. Place sugar and water into a small pan. Stir over medium heat without boiling until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and brush over buns.
  14. To serve, split buns and serve with butter.

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