Wednesday 25 March 2015


Why not try reader Chloe's fab recipe for Chelsea buns… just the kind of thing London boy Finch might make! They sound yum…

You will need…
500g strong white flour
pinch salt
60g butter
7g sachet of fast-action dried yeast
30g caster sugar
200ml warm milk
1 egg, beaten
sunflower oil
clear honey

For the filling…
60g butter
30g light muscovado sugar
2 handfuls sultanas

1. Put the flour in a bowl, stir in salt. Rub in yeast and butter and stir in sugar.
2. Make a well in the middle and pour in egg and milk to make a soft dough. Knead until smooth and stretchy.
3. Place in an oiled bowl. Cover in oiled clingfilm and leave for 1 hour.
(Tick tock, tick tock!)
4. Make the filling: cream butter and sugar together and mix in sultanas.
5. Oil a roasting tin.
6. Turn out dough and knead. Roll into a square, spread filling over then roll up and cut into slices.
7. Lay in tin, cover with oiled clingfilm and leave for half an hour.
(Tick tock, tick tock!)
8. Bake at 200 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Glaze with honey (or sprinkle with icing sugar if preferred) and serve warm!

Finch might make these to impress Skye… what do you think?

Cathy says:
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  1. My family like brushing apricot jam over our Chelsea Buns- it makes them very sticky and sweet!

  2. You are gorgeous Chloe. xx

    1. Thank you Rosie-Mae that really means a lot! I'm touched! Xxx

    2. No problem. I am going to try these, as I love baking and Finch- and they're my sister's favourite! Have a nice day xx p.s. I have a signed Cathy Cassidy picture! It's amazing!!!

    3. Awe Rosie! Thank you! I've got all my chocolate box girls signed- it's pretty awesome!



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