Christmas Tree Chelsea Buns…Fun Baking For All You Kids From 1 To 93……. By Lucy Simmons
December 16, 2014
A gigantic Christmas tree shaped Chelsea bun, brimming with soft fruits and candied peel, perfect for a festive party and really great fun to make. Enjoy your festive baking.
- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Yields: 1
1. Rub the butter into the flour and salt, until it reaches a stage of light breadcrumbs. Stir in the dried yeast. Warm the milk through until tepid, adding to the flour mixture. Mix in the eggs and beat well until it forms a soft dough. Place on a lightly floured surface and knead well for about 10minutes.
2. Roll out into a rectangle 30.5X25.5 cm. Sprinkle over the golden caster sugar mixed with the cinnamon. Sprinkle over the fruit and dried peel- if you're like me and don't sprinkle it evenly then use your hand to gently spread it and make sure that it reaches the sides :). Roll up the dough so it resembles a swiss roll.
3. Cut into slices about 3cm long, this gives you 11-16 individual rolls. Arrange on the baking tray so they form a Christmas tree shape, scatter with golden caster sugar. Cover with oiled cling film and leave to rise in a warm area until double in size.
4. Heat the oven to 190C/ gas mark 5. Brush it with some melted butter. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the tin, cooling slightly, drizzle with soft white icing, very Christmasy.......Enjoy.