Calorie Conscious Chelsea Buns by Half Spoon

  • Total Time

    1h 30m
    • Prep Time

    • Bake Time

      1h 0m
  • Serves


  • Skill Level

  • Dietary Needs

    • Reduced sugar
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These classic Chelsea buns have been made all the more tempting by being made with Half Spoon sugar, meaning they are just 4% fat per bun!


  1. Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl make a well in the middle and stir in the yeast.

    • 500g Strong White Bread Flour (we like Allinson)
    • 1 tsp Salt
    • 1 Easy Bake Yeast Sachet (we like Allinson)
  2. Warm the milk and butter in a small pan until the butter melts and the mixture is lukewarm. Do not overheat the milk.

    • 300ml Milk
    • 40g Butter (Unsalted) (Softened )
  3. Add the milk mixture to the flour, add the egg and stir until the mixture becomes a dough.

    • 1 Egg(s) (Free Range)
  4. Tip onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead for five minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic and does not feel sticky.

  5. Lightly oil a large bowl. Place the dough into the bowl and turn until it is covered in the oil. Cover the bowl with cling film and prove in a warm place for one hour, or until the dough has doubled in size.

  6. Lightly grease a baking tray. Knock the dough back and turn out onto a lightly floured work surface. Roll the dough out into a rectangle ½cm thick. Brush all over with the melted butter, then sprinkle over the sugar, mixed spice and dried fruit.

    • 25g Butter (Unsalted) (Melted)
    • 2 tbsp Half Spoon Granulated Sugar
    • 2 tsp Mixed Spice
    • 100g Dried Mixed Fruits
  7. Preheat the oven to 190°C (fan 170°C, gas mark 5). Roll the dough up into a tight cylinder, and cut ten 4cm slices and place on the baking sheet, leaving a little space between each slice. Cover with a tea towel and set aside to rise for 30 minutes.

  8. Bake the buns in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until risen and golden-brown. Meanwhile, heat the milk and sugar in a saucepan until boiling. Reduce the heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

  9. Remove the buns from the oven and brush with the glaze, then set aside to cool on a wire rack. Eat warm or within a day of baking.

    • 2 tbsp Milk
    • 1 tsp Half Spoon Granulated Sugar

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