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.


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

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


    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.

  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!!

  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.

  5. think i try it now they look yummy

  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.

  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

  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

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

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

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

  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.

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


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