Sunday, 6 October 2013

Apple and Blackberry Buns

These are delicious warm and a perfect use for seasonal fruit! We have made them with apple and blackberries but you really can fill them with anything you like.

For Dough
500g Strong White Flour

300ml Warm Milk
1 Egg
1tsp Sugar
7g Fast Acting Yeast
1tsp Salt

For Filling
1 Handful of Blackberries
2 Sharp Eating Apples peeled and diced (we like granny smiths or pink ladies for this)
2tsp Cinnamon
100g Demerara Sugar

Start by making the dough, this is easiest in a food mixer with a dough hook attached. However by hand is fine, just get stuck in!

  1. Combine all the dry ingredients making sure that the yeast and salt do not touch initially
  2. Add the egg 
  3. Add the milk slowly (you may not need all of this) mixing all the time. You should end up with a soft dough that's not too sticky
  4. Kneed for 10 minutes
  5. Cover and leave to rise for an hour or until it has doubled in size
  6. Knock back the dough and roll into a rectangle about 1cm thick
  7. Sprinkle evenly with sugar and cinnamon 
  8. Spread fruit all over
  9. Roll tightly up into a long roll
  10. Cut into approx. 10 slices
  11. Place on to a baking tray with a slight gap between to allow room to grow
  12. Heat oven to 200ºC/180ºC fan/gas 6
  13. Cover with a towel and leave for half an hour to rise
  14. Bake for 20-25 minutes
  15. Enjoy!