This is a bake I did a while ago, in fact, I made them the day before the men’s Olympic cycling road race. The race went past our house early on a Saturday morning and I wanted something we could take out with us to eat while we waited.
My mister has been requesting buns for a while, and I thought this would be a perfect combination, as buns are quite traditional I turned to Mrs Beeton for inspiration, here is the recipe if you would like it.
- Butter for greasing
- 200g plain flour plus extra for kneading
- 1 tsp sugar
- 100ml semi skimmed milk
- 1/2 packet of dried yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 medium egg
- 75g currants
- 25g mixed peel
- 50g soft light brown sugar
- Honey for drizzling
- Grease a baking sheet or roasting tin. Sift 35g of flour and the sugar into a large bowl. In a separate bowl, warm the milk until lukewarm and sprinkle over the yeast, pour this mixture into the flour and beat well. Leave the mixture in a warm place for 20 minutes
- Meanwhile, sift the remaining flour and salt into a bowl, rub in 12g butter then beat in the egg. When the flour and yeast is ready add it to the egg mixture and mix until it forms a dough.
- Flour a surface and kneed for about 6 minutes until it is no longer sticky, don't forget to flour your hands! Return to the bowl, cover with cling film and leave in a warm place until doubled in size.
- Have a tea break and weight out the rest of the ingredients. When ready, roll the dough out onto a floured surface to 25cm square, melt the remaining butter and brush over, sprinkle with the fruit and sugar. Roll it all up and cut into 8 portions.
- Up end the rolls, so you can see the swirl and place on your prepared sheet/tin, Place them only 2cm apart so that they join together in the oven. Cover with cling film again and leave to rise in a warm place for 30 mins. Preheat your oven to 220'c.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown as below. Warm some honey before they finish in the oven, so it is easy to brush over when they come out the oven.
- Allow to cool as much as you can, and then enjoy!