Wholemeal maple syrup, date and pecan sticky buns

Wholemeal maple syrup, date and pecan sticky buns

Easter Hot Cross Bunnies

Hot cross bunnies

This is based on the River Cottage Handbook No. 3 Bread recipe for hot cross buns. A gorgeous book full of workable recipes - much better in my opinion than the 'celebrity' bread books that are out at the moment, even though this one's not that old either. If you want a good bread book,… Continue reading Easter Hot Cross Bunnies

Chimney cake

Another Daring Bakers challenge - thanks to Swathi from Zesty South Indian Kitchen. Chimney cake (its anglicised name) or Kürtőskalács is a brioche/enriched dough treat from Hungary and Romania. It's name reflects the shape, caused by coiling dough round a wooden cylinder and baking the whole thing together. This cake is a legacy of medieval… Continue reading Chimney cake

Apricot, apple and almond Chelsea Buns

Apricot, almond and apple Chelsea buns

I was just thinking I hadn't made an enriched dough recipe for a while... Background/history of the recipe Chelsea Buns are a specific version of a traditional, rolled enriched and sweetened bread. Unusually for a bread, their origins are actually known, as they were invented at the Chelsea Bun House in London, probably in the… Continue reading Apricot, apple and almond Chelsea Buns