Fruit and Fudge Buns
Fruit and Fudge Buns
Try baking these yummy Fruit and Fudge Buns. Recipe devised by Kate Morris and Sally Brown.
What to do:
Before cooking, wash your hands and put on an apron.
Weigh and measure the ingredients.
Put the flour, sugar and mixed spice into a mixing bowl and mix together with a fork. Add the dried fruit and chopped fudge then stir.
To make the buns rise they need some magic – in these buns the magic is yeast. Add the instant yeast to the flour mix and stir.
Measure the milk. Now make a dip in the middle of the flour mix and pour in some but not all of the milk mixture (be careful not to add too much milk as it may make the mixture too sticky to handle). Stir it together until it starts to stick together in a ball. You may not need all the milk.
Turn the whole bowl of dough onto your mat and start to squeeze it to make it all stick together. Knead the dough with your fingers by pulling it to stretch and folding it over and repeating. Keep kneading the dough until it looks and feels smooth. If it gets too sticky then sprinkle a little flour over it.
Prepare a muffin tin by using your fingers to wipe a little butter round the inside of the muffin shapes. Divide the dough into 6 equal lumps by pulling it apart and push one into each of the prepared muffin shapes. Cover with a clean tea towel and put in a warm place for about 45 minutes – 1 hour so that the yeast works its magic.
Once the buns have increased in size you will need to ask a grown-up to help. Place in a pre-heated oven at 180°C fan oven/200ºC/Gas 6 for 20 - 25 minutes until risen and golden. Remove the buns from the tin whilst they are still warm (be careful as the fudge is very hot).
Try serving one per person with seedless grapes.
You will need:
- Some butter for greasing
- 150g bread flour
- 1 tsp mixed spice
- 1 tsp caster sugar
- 3 tbsp mixed dried fruit
- 2 tbsp ready chopped fudge
- 1 tsp instant yeast
- 125ml (½ cup) milk at room temperature
- *Katy used a mini muffin tin to make these buns*
Remember to ask a Grown-up for help.