Chelsea Buns

Recipe by Molly53
READY IN: 40mins




  • Preheat oven to 400F and grease an 8" square pan.
  • Line bottom of pan with parchment.
  • Sift flour and sugar together into a bowl; add chopped butter and rub into flour mixture until fine and crumbly.
  • Whisk milk and egg together; pour onto dry ingredients and mix to form a soft batter.
  • Turn out onto a floured surface and roll into a 12 x 14 inch rectangle.
  • Spread dough with softened butter, sprinkle with sugar, mixed dried fruit and spice.
  • Roll up; cut into 12 evenly sized pieces.
  • Place cut side down in prepared pan with sides touching.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
  • Bake approximately 25 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
  • Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack.
  • While the buns are baking, make the glaze:
  • Place sugar and water into a small pan. Stir over medium heat without boiling until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and brush over buns.
  • To serve, split buns and serve with butter.