This recipe and photo have been shared with us by Megan Ellam.
"Honey buns are a fabulous and easy bread roll that is incredible as a burger bun. They are also amazing as toast or used in a rich bread and butter pudding. Honey buns have a perfect texture and a slight sweetness to them. I hope you enjoy!" - Megan
Recipe Tester Feedback: "A soft, delicately flavoured sweet bun which was delicious straight out of the oven." - Nicki
No: Egg / Nuts
Contains: Gluten / Dairy
Preparation Time 15 minutes + 2 hours resting time
Cooking Time 12 minutes
Makes 12 large or 24 small buns
Can be frozen
- milk - 250g
- milk - 45g, powdered
- yeast - 2 tsp, dried, or 7g sachet
- bread improver - 5g
- honey - 70g
- butter - 100g, at room temperature, cubed, plus extra for brushing
- bakers flour - 630g, plus extra for brushing
- salt flakes - 1 tsp, pink Himalayan
- oil - in spray form
- seeds of choice - mixed, to top, optional
- Add the milk (250g), powdered milk (45g), yeast (2 tsp), bread improver (5g) and honey (70g) to the bowl. Program 2 minutes / 37C / Speed 1.
- Allow the mixture to rest with the lid on for 5 minutes, until the yeast is foamy.
- Preheat the oven to the lowest heat setting, to warm it.
- Add the butter (100g), bakers flour (630g) and salt flakes (1 tsp) to the bowl. Mix Speed 2 / 30 seconds.
- Program 5 minutes / Closed Lid / Kneading Function.
- The dough should be slightly tacky when you pull it from the bowl; add a little extra butter and milk if it's too dry, or flour if it's too wet.
- Place the dough ball on a lightly floured silicone mat and brush with a little melted butter.
- Cover the dough with another mat and place in a warmed oven for 45-60 minutes until doubled in size.
- Line two baking trays with baking paper, and grease the baking paper with butter.
- Roll out the dough on a lightly floured bench, to approx. 3-4cm thick. Cut it into squares or use a pastry cutter to make rounds.
- Place the dough shapes on the prepared trays.
- Spray the tops of the buns lightly with cooking spray, and top with seeds if desired.
- Cover lightly with clingfilm and place back into a warm oven for another hour to rise.
- Remove the buns from the oven.
- Preheat the oven to 170C.
- Bake for 12 minutes.
- Brush or mist the buns with melted butter when they come out of the oven.
- Serve immediately while warm.