Chelsea Buns

This recipe is straight out of my bread machine book. 

Chelsea Buns:

Put into the bread pan in this order (unless your machine says otherwise)
1C milk
1 egg
4 1/2 C white flour
1/2 tsp salt
6tbsp sugar
1/4C butter, softened
1tsp yeast

Set your machine to "Basic Dough" setting and press start.

Lightly grease a 9" square cake pan (I used a 10" pie plate).  When dough has finished, place it on a lightly floured surface, punch it down gently and roll it out to a 12" square. 

2tbsp butter, melted
2/3C golden raisins
3tbsp chopped candied peel
2tbsp currants
2tbsp brown sugar
1tsp apple pie spice

Brush the rolled dough with the melted butter and sprinkle with the raisins, peel, currants sugar and spice (I used trail mix--minus large nuts and I should have left out the small ones too-- and cinnamon and nutmeg).   Roll up the dough, cut into 12 slices and place in the pan.  Cover with oiled plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for 30-45 minutes.  Pre-heat the oven to 400degrees.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until they have risen well and are evenly golden.  Let them cool in the pan before turning them onto a wire rack to cool further. 

1/4C sugar
4tbsp water
1tsp orange flower water

Mix the sugar and water in a small saucepan.  Heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved, then boil rapidly for 1-2 minutes without stirring, until syrupy.  Stir the orange flower water into the glaze and brush onto the warm buns (I used a vanilla icing leftover from some birthday, but they didn't need it).

Serve warm. 


  1. Hmmm...Sounds good!!! I'm going to have to try this some time! Though what is orange flower water?

    1. Water that has had orange blossoms soaked in it to infuse the delicate flavor of the orange blossoms into the water. It's the same concept as rose water. You could substitute an orange flavoring or something like that.


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