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Chelsea Buns

By Chelsea Sugar
Chelsea Buns
15 servings
  • 12 reviews

  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Prep time 15 mins
  • Cooking time 30 mins
  • Serves

    120g butter
    4 cups self-raising flour
    ½ tsp salt
    1½ cups milk
    ½ cup Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar
    1½ cups mixed dried fruit (sultanas, currants etc.)
    1 tsp cinnamon

    2 Tbsp water
    2 Tbsp Chelsea White Sugar
    2 tsp gelatine


    In a food processor chop 60g of the butter into the flour and salt. Transfer to a large bowl and mix to a firm dough with the milk. On a floured surface, roll dough out into a rectangle of about 1cm thickness. Cream the remaining 60g of butter with the Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar. Spread this onto the dough and sprinkle with the mixed dried fruit and cinnamon. Roll lengthwise so you have a long sausage. Cut into 14 or 15 slices and place on a greased or paper-lined sponge-roll tin. Bake for 30 minutes at 180°C.

    Put all the glaze ingredients in a small saucepan or microwave bowl and heat until dissolved. Brush over the cooked buns while still hot. Cool in the tin, then pull apart when cool enough to handle.

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Average Rating
(12 reviews)

beautiful, just like I remember from years ago

Really disappointed. Waste of time and resources. Just like scones.

This is more like a scone recipe (very similar to the Edmonds recipe for so-called Chelsea buns) and it has far too much butter in it for scones. Too much butter in scones makes them "cakey", sometimes even crumbly. And no self-respecting woman of my generation uses self- raising flour. It tastes revolting.

I think this might be similar to the recipe in the Edmonds book. It's really more like a fancy scone than a bun. Also, for a scone mix it has way too much butter it it too. That would make it too cakey for my liking.

self raising flour? Come one guys - that's not right. A proper chelsea bun recipe requires a yeast dough.

Not great. Very like scones. Failed to puff upon cooking.

I am 11 years old. It was hard to make but other than that it was yum.

I think it is easy recipe definitely will yru


Look amazing and taste even better!

These are delicious! And easy too

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very nice buns

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