STICKY BUNS – MODIFIED FROM MARY BERRY’S HOT CROSS BUN RECIPE

Scrumptious sticky buns

I’ve no idea who taught me this, but it was my party piece as a young child, recited with a suitable lisp!!

‘Johnny bought a penny bun

In the baker’s shop

It was such a pretty bun

Sticky at the top.

Came a hungry doggy by

Says Johnny ‘Ave a bit’

The doggy liked it very much

And soon the bun was gone.

Came a fine fat gentleman

Watching all the fun

‘Here y’are Johnny. Here’s a penny

Buy another bun.’

These buns are modified from Mary Berry’s Hot Cross Buns Recipe – now Hot Nought Buns. On my daughter Louise’s advice, I made the dough in the bread maker and proved and baked the buns in my fan oven. I’m thinking of using the same recipe to make a fruit loaf – when there’s a bit more room in the freezer. That’s the trouble with time on your hands – it’s more fun to cook and freeze something than write up more memories or catch up on my Ancient Greek.

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Recipe Modified from Mary Berry’s Hot Cross Buns

Makes 12- 16 – large or small buns

Bake 220°C 15mins

500gm strong bread flour

60gm caster sugar

1 teasp salt

1½ teasp mixed spice

½ teasp ground nutmeg

 

225 ml (8 ozs) warm skimmed milk

60 gm marg/ butter melted

1 lightly beaten egg

 

90gm currants                                     )   tossed in some of the flour

60gm chopped mixed peel                 )

Or

150gm mixed dried fruit                      )   tossed in some of the flour

1½ teasp dried yeast

Knock back dough

Divide into 14-16 and roll into balls

If liked:

Decorate with paste made very runny or strips of shortcrust

2 tab flour

2 tab water

Prove 40°C 30mins

Bake 220°C 15mins

If liked:

Brush with glaze

Glaze

2 tab caster sugar

2 tab water

 

2 thoughts on “STICKY BUNS – MODIFIED FROM MARY BERRY’S HOT CROSS BUN RECIPE”

    1. If you can find some yeast!! I keep putting it on my supermarket delivery lists and at the last moment it’s unavailable!!

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