Baking is a fun and exciting family-friendly activity that all ages can enjoy, especially when the end product is so delicious. That's why we love this BBC Good Food recipe for Delicious Sweet Buns. It's a great way to get children excited about cooking and the sweet buns are simply delicious!

These Delicious Sweet Buns are soft, tasty and filled with a delicious filling; the perfect after dinner treat.


For the Dough

  • 250g plain flour
  • 5g yeast
  • 25g sugar
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 110ml warm water
  • 1 whole egg, beaten and then divided
  • 25g butter, softened

For the Filling

  • 1/4 cups strawberry jam
  • 1/4 cups candied mixed fruit


Step 1: In a large mixing bowl add the flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Mix for 1 minute (by hand or using an electric whisk). Add the water and half of the beaten egg mixture. Mix once again until you get a thorough consistency. Add butter and mix in until combined. Knead by hand until smooth and elastic. This should take about 10 minutes.

Step 2: Cover the dough and pop it in a warm place for about 30 minutes to let it rise. After that, punch the dough down and roll out 8 balls. Allow them to rise for 10 minutes.

Step 3: Take each ball and roll out with a rolling pin until you have a nice thin disk (roughly 3 inches in diameter and a 1/4 inch thick).

Step 4: Place some strawberry jam and sprinkle some candied mixed fruit on the top of the disk. Wrap and cover the filling from all sides with the dough before pinching the seams to close. Next shape the dough into a ball shape. Using shark scissors snip the top surface of the dough a bit to form petals shaped like a flower (see picture). You can use the scissors to form a variety of fun shapes, all of which look great!

Step 5: Place buns on a greased metal tray and allow them to rise for 20 mins. Then brush the remaining beaten egg over the top of the buns. Bake at 200c for 20 minutes or until golden brown.


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