Sunday, 28 February 2010

Belgian Buns

 
First you need to make some dough.
As usual I used the breadmaker for this, using these ingredients.

1 cup warm water
1 egg
3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp dried milk
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tbsp soft butter
3 cups white bread flour
1 tsp dried yeast

When the dough was all mixed up I added a cup of raisins and let the bread machine mix it some more.

The resulting dough is pretty soft and squishy, and you need to spread it out into a rectangle shape. ( I did this on a silicone sheet to try not to get it everywhere!!)
Then spread a thin layer of lemon curd all over.

 
And roll it up like a swiss roll... (the silicone sheet also helps with this part)

 
... before cutting into slices and placing on a baking tray.
Bake them for 20 - 25 minutes at 180 degrees and they come out like this.

 

Let them cool a little before decorating with icing and a cherry.
Enjoy!

13 comments:

  1. Look delicious! Might be tempted to try this myself!

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  2. Oh my, these are my favourite buns.. oh gawd I want to run and make these right now!

    Arrrrgghhhhhh.

    Maybe I'll make them when friends come down next weekend, then I won't scoff them all myself.

    But oh, they look delicious babe, nom nom.

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  3. Oooh they look yummy! Been making Hot Cross buns (minus the cross!) this week so think I may have to push the boat out a little further for these!!

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  4. Belgian Buns are my abolute favorites but each time I've made them its been such a faff, this recipe though was brilliant and so easy and tasted like heaven. Thankyou xxx Ps Added loads of raisins, my best bit.

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  5. think i try it now they look yummy

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  6. I tried these as the recipe seemed simple but my mix was like a thick cake mix and did'nt seem to roll up very well. I don't have a bread mixer so is this where I'm going wrong? Please help.

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  7. It probably wasn't kneaded enough, you should have a aticky, stretchy dough. I've never tried doing it by hand because I am lazy x

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  8. Hey, they look fantastic. What was the consistency of the bun once finished? Was it quite dense or light? I want to make them for my boyfriends birthday but i've never made them before. He prefers really dense (almost stale!) type bread, rather than light and fluffy.. Sarah x

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  9. The dough is very sticky, but they do come out fairly dense! He might prefer them the next day rather than fresh.

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  10. about to attempt to make these....wish me luck

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  11. looks good!! but try adding a little bit of lemon to it ;)

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  12. I used this recipe in my bread machine and made it into a loaf it was amazing i added lemon zest and a drop of cinnamon mmmmm today I'm making it again but as buns I'm so excited can't wait to eat them.

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  13. I am making these RIGHT NOW,- theyare in the oven as we speak!!!!!

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