Christmas Tree Chelsea Buns…Fun Baking For All You Kids From 1 To 93……. By Lucy Simmons

By lucy  , , , , ,   , ,

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

Ingredients

500 Grams Strong white flour

15 Grams Butter

7 Grams Yeast

250 ml Milk

2 Medium Eggs

25 Grams Butter, melted

50 Grams Golden caster sugar

2 tsp Cinnamon

75 Grams Plump raisins

75 Grams Dried cranberries

50 Grams Chopped mixed peel

1 Splash Drizzling of sticky icing

Directions

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.

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