07/04/2010

Vegan Chelsea Buns

After making Hot Cross buns the other day I suddenly had the urge to bake some Chelsea Buns, something I haven't had for years!
A quick google search for a vegan recipe came up zilch so I tackled the task of veganising a recipe I already had. I have to say I was delighted with the results.They lasted 2 hours in this house so that is testament enough for me! Vegan Chelsea Buns Ingredients 225 grams strong bread flour 1 teaspoon mixed spice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 and a 1/2 teaspoons dried yeast 100ml tepid soya milk 50 grams of vegan margarine A little vegetable oil Filling Melted margarine 50 grams vegan brown sugar 1 teaspoon mixed spice 75 grams sultanas Method Grease an 18cm square pan. Put 50 grams of the flour in a large bowl and blend together with the yeast and tepid milk until smooth. Set aside in a warm place until the mixture froths - about 10-20 minutes. Mix the remaining flour, salt and mixed spice; rub in the margarine. Add the yeast mixture and mix to form a soft dough. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until it is smooth - about 5 minutes. Place in a lightly oiled bowl and leave to rise for about an hour and a half. Knead the dough thoroughly and roll out to an oblong roughly 30 cm's by 25 cm's. In a small bowl mix together the sultanas, sugar and mixed spice. Brush the dough liberally with the melted margarine and sprinkle over the fruit and sugar mix. Roll up from the longest side and seal the edge with a little water. Cut into 9 equally sized slices and place these, cut side down in the prepared cake tin. Leave for another 30 mins. Bake the buns in the oven at 190°C (375°F) for about 30 minutes. While they are still warm brush with some more melted margarine and sprinkle over some more brown sugar. Enjoy!

26 comments:

Mandee said...

Yummo! I think we should come round to yours for afternoon tea :)

Jeni Treehugger said...

You are invited Mandee!

Bex said...

making these asap! they look like something I would accidentally eat all of.

Bex said...

making these asap! they look like something I would accidentally eat all of.

Mihl said...

I recently read about these in a German blog a while ago. They sounded awesome but the recipe wasn't vegan. Can you read minds? Thanks anyway!

Anna said...

I used to love Chelsea buns so I will definitely be trying this at some point, thanks for posting it!

Anna said...

I used to love Chelsea buns so I'll definitely be trying this at some point! Thanks for posting it!

The Voracious Vegan said...

Those look adorable AND delicious, a combination I find irresistible. Thanks for the recipe.

Bianca said...

I've never heard of Chelsea buns! Are they like cinnamon rolls? And what are sultanas? Like big raisins? They look light and fluffy and delicious!

Trinity (of haiku tofu) said...

yum! I am SO making these! And please, may I come to tea as well?

Jeni Treehugger said...

Bianca - I've never had cinnamon rolls so I don't know if they are similar!! You've never heard of sultanas?? That does surprise me - they are generally smaller than raisins and juicier too, but raisins would work just as well.

Trinity - you are so invited.

:)

jessy said...

would you believe i've never made any cinnamon rolls before, Jeni?! your chelsea buns look perfect, delicious, and so cute!!!! i've gotta make these and i think they'd be pretty easy to deglutenize as well. oooooh, i can't wait to try 'em out - thanks for the recipe!

For the Love of Guava said...

dang it! already did my breadbaking for the day! :)

Jes' sweet potato rolls got to me first!

River - The Crafty Kook said...

Nice buns!! Mwahaha! They look delicious... but raisins/sultanas and I are sworn enemies. Would it be completely blasphemous to make them with chocolate chips instead? :D

Jeni Treehugger said...

That makes both of us Jessy! I'm intrigued to see how similar they are to Chelsea Buns so I will have to make them soon too.

Oooh River - a whole new bun concept is forming in my head!

MeShell said...

Oh wow, that looks so delicious. Totally going to make them soon!

I've never heard of Chelsea buns either, but I want them in my house! :)

Maaya said...

these looks amazing.. im going to make theses...

shellyfish said...

Give us a bun! Looks delicious, and now you've got me craving 'em!

Penny said...

These look good! We love cinnamon buns here (and sultanas!) so I must try these.
Loved your hot cross bun stories. I'm going with the Easter Bunny one...

Bethany said...

are you on a bun fest? I think so! I guess the diff between cinnamon rolls & chelsea buns is the cinnamon. I'll take any bun :)

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Jeni, those sound great! Now I'm wantin' buns.

amandasdomestic said...

This totally makes me want to have a brunch!!

Gauri Radha गौरी राधा said...

Delicious! Looks like they'd be great with tea.

Bartelmy said...

Awwww, mine went all crispy.:( I think the yeast didn't foam properly in the beginning.

Still nice and soft in the middle!

Anonymous said...

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janpanuk said...

I made these just now, just out of the oven, and they have all been eaten. really fabulous thanks