Cinnamon buns

Cinnamon buns, with glaze cherries and a syrup and marmalade glaze

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