Sunday, January 23, 2011

Chelsea Bun (London Style)

I have got this great recipe from a net friend Annauk, and this turned out soooooo well, soft and sweet and simply can't stop eating the bun!

My version:

1 Cup milk (full cream or 2 %)
1 Egg
500g strong white (bread flour)
75g /6 tbsp sugar
50g butter (softened)
25g butter (melted)
1 tsp Instant Yeast
1 cup raisin
25g/2 tbsp Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground mired spice- I use 1/2 tsp of nutmeg powder and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder

For the glaze :
50g Sugar
1 tbsp of freshly squeeze orange juice

In a bread machine or mixer, slightly beat together milk and egg, and add in bread flour, softened bbutter, salt, sugar and yeast, knead into a soft dough, and continue to knead for another 20 minutes until the dough is elastic.


Take out the dough, and roll it into a 23cm/9in rectangle shape,brush the melted butter on the surface, and then sprinkle spices and brown sugar evenly, spread the raisin,roll the bread from top to bottom into a roller shape as shown in the picute. When you reached the bare edge pinch a little to seal the seam.

Cut the bread into 12 equal part using a pastry cutter. Place the cut rolls on a greased or parchment-lined pan. Leave the buns at warm place to raise for about 30—45minutes until it doubled its size.
Preheat oven to 200 C/400F, place the buns at the medium level and bake for 15-20 minutes.

When the bread is in the oven, place a small sauce pan, and simmer 50 gms of sugar, 1 tbps of orange juice and 1/4 cups of water until the consistency of syrup. Brush this glaze on the surface of buns while it is still hot from oven.

It is amazingly soft and yummy!

中文版, For Chinese --> 伦敦切西尔小面包


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