Thursday, July 4, 2013


250g plain flour
20g fresh yeast
30g castor sugar
125ml lukewarm milk
50g margarine,melted
100g raisins or currants
65g butter, melted
65g granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
50g chopped glacé cherries
2tablespoons apricot jam or sugar

Sift flour into a bowl and make a well.Cream the yeast with a little of the sugar and the milk and pour into the well. Sprinkle over a little flour,cover and leave in a warm place for 15 minutes, until frothy. Add the margarine with the remaining sugar and mix to a dough. Knead lightly then leave to rise for 1 hour.

Knead the dough again then roll out to about 3mm thick and brush with the butter. Sprinkle with the sugar,cinnamon,raisins or currants and chopped cherries. cut the dough into 4mm wide strips.Roll up one strip and place in the centre of a greased 25cm flan tin. Roll the remaining strips and place each one around the centre one forming about 8 buns in total. Leave in a warm place for 15 minutes. 
Preheat oven to 180 °C.  Bake in oven for 50 minutes.  Cool then brush with the warmed jam or sprinkle over some sugar.