Bath Buns Recipe

bath buns

Ingredients for Bath Buns:

  • 8 oz (225 g) plain flour
  • ½  teaspoon salt
  • 2 oz (56 g) caster sugar
  • ½ oz (14 g) fresh yeast or ¼ (7 g) dried yeast
  • ¼ pint (150 ml) full or semi-skimmed milk
  • 2 oz (56 g) butter or margarine
  • 1 oz (28 g) sultanas
  • Grated rind of ½ a lemon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 oz chopped candied peel
  • A little coarse sugar
  • Sugar Syrup

Method for Bath Buns:

  1. Mix the flour and salt together in a bowl, rub in the fat, and leave in a warm place.
  2. Cream the yeast with 1 teaspoon caster sugar, beat the egg and make up to ¼ (150 ml) with warm milk, add to the yeast mixture. Leave until frothy.
  3. Make a well in the centre of the warmed flour, add the yeast mixture and mix to a soft dough, adding more warmed milk if necessary.
  4. Turn onto a floured surface and knead with the hands to mix well.
  5. Put into a clean bowl, cover with a damp tea towel and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in size.
  6. Turn onto a floured surface, knead well and work in the remainder of the caster sugar, candied peel, sultanas and grated lemon rind.
  7. Divide the dough into 8 pieces, knead again and shape into buns.
  8. Put on a warmed, greased and lightly floured baking tray, cover with a clean cloth and leave to prove for 20 minutes.
  9. Brush with sugar syrup and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  10. Bake in the centre of a pre-heated oven set at Gas Mark 6 (400°F/200°C) for about 20 minutes.
  11. Transfer onto a wire tray to cool.

This Bath Buns Recipe makes 8 Bath Buns. The sugar syrup, sprinkled with coarse sugar,  give these buns a nice crunch.

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