Cookibods Toffee Apple Chelsea Buns



  • Double quantity of Basic Bread recipe, with 25g of sugar added to the dough
  • 100g of canned apples, chopped
  • 30ml / 2 tbsp toffee sauce – Merchant Gourmet Dulce de Leche

Equipment Needed

  • Weighing scales
  • Measuring jug
  • Measuring spoons
  • Baking tray
  • Baking parchment
  • Sieve
  • Rolling pin
  • Pastry brush

  • Mixing bowl
  • Large spoon
  • Knife
  • Flour dredger
  • Oven gloves and apron
  • Cooling rack
  • Timer
  • Method

    • Pre-heat the oven to 220°C/Gas Mark 7
    • Grease or line a baking tray with parchment paper
    • In a mixing bowl, sieve together the flour, salt, sugar and yeast
    • Make a well in the centre of the flour and add the warm water. Mix to form a soft dough
    • Tip the dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead onto the surface for approximately 10 minutes until satin smooth
    • Mix the apples with the toffee sauce
    • Roll the dough into a rectangle and spread the apples over the top
    • Roll up the apple filled dough lengthways and cut into 12 equal pieces
    • Place the Chelsea Buns onto the baking tray. Cover and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in size, approximately 30 minutes
    • Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown
    • Drizzle with more toffee sauce whilst the buns are still warm

    Top Tips

    • Put the dough in a mixer using a dough hook for 6 minutes to save kneading by hand
    • Add 25g of sugar to the bread dough to make sweet recipes
    • If pushed for time, make the dough the night before required and store in the fridge. Take out when needed and follow the recipe as above
    • Try different flavour combinations such as Pear & Cinnamon, Cranberry & Chocolate or Lemon
    • Tinned fruit can make a great store cupboard alternative to fresh fruit


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