Hand shaped rolls and buns are fun to make and even better to eat. They are perfect for afternoon tea or coffee and are delicious served warm with a little butter. It is hard to resist going back for more.
Chelsea buns are sweet rolled buns filled with cinnamon or a mix of spices, raisins, and sometimes lemon peel. They are baked together in a pan and pulled apart after baking into individual buns. Apart from the dried fruits, they look like cinnamon rolls.
1 cup milk
4 cups unbleached white bread flour
¼ cup butter
½ tsp salt
¼ cup sugar
1¼ tsp rapid-rise active yeast
2 tbsp butter, melted
½ cup golden raisins
½ cup raisins
¼ cup dried sweetened cranberries
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp apple pie spice (or ½ tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp cloves, ¼ tsp nutmeg)
2 tbsp sugar
¼ cup water
½ tsp pure orange extract
Pour milk into bread machine pan. Add egg. Sprinkle flour over. Add butter, salt, and sugar in separate corners of bread pan. Make a shallow indentation in the middle of flour and add yeast. Snap bread pan into bread machine and close lid. Set bread machine to dough setting. Press the start button.
Mix all filling ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
Grease a 9 inch square cake pan. When dough cycle is complete, remove dough from machine and place it on a lightly floured surface. Punch down gently and roll into a 12 inch square.
Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day!