Chelsea Butter Bun

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Mrs. Danger_horse

A scone-type (biscuit) swirl with chopped dried fruit and nuts... easy to make and gets rave reviews everywhere I take it!

Top Review by Gerry

This was an easy recipe to make and had a nice flavor, but like Diana found they baked up a little more dense than I was expecting.Next time I will try reducing the milk as did one of your previous reviewers as well as reducing the butter and sugar in the filling to get the same results as that of Lalaloula. Liked that it was easy!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 90 g butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 12 cup milk
  • 60 g butter, extra
  • 13 cup brown sugar
  • 12 cup mixed chopped dried fruit (apricots, glace cherries, almonds, glace ginger, sultanas, currants, etc) or 12 cup nuts (apricots, glace cherries, almonds, glace ginger, sultanas, currants, etc)
  • milk, for glazing


  1. Preheat oven to 190'c, grease ovenproof dish.
  2. Sift flour and spice, rub in butter.
  3. Mix to a soft scone (biscuit) type dough with beaten egg and milk.
  4. Roll out onto a floured board, about 7mm (1/4 inch) thick.
  5. Cream very soft extra butter and brown sugar.Spread over scone dough, then sprinkle with mixed chopped nuts and fruit.
  6. Roll up tightly and slice into 12 equal pieces.
  7. Place in baking dish cut side up, and glaze lightly with milk.
  8. Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes, until lightly browned and cooked through.
  9. Serve warm, split, with butter.

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