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25 Reviews

Total Time
2h 50m
Prep Time
2h 30m
Bake Time
Serves 8
Serves 8

About the bake

Master this tea-time classic, and you'll be hosting Afternoon Tea everyweek. Fill your home with the smell of sweet bread whilst baking these classic teacakes. Made with Allinson's wholemeal dough - this savoury or sweet bake can be enjoy with a dollop of jam or melted buttered and a cup of tea.

Allinson's flour is a staple in our cupboards, and is the reason our bakers love this teacake recipe.

In knead of more inspiration? Give our Apricot Brioche Loaf a go, or twist up our classic teacake recipe with Yorkshire Blueberry & Lemon Teacakes.

9 ingredients7 steps


    1. Step 1


      Bring the milk to the boil, then remove from the heat and add the butter. Leave to cool until it reaches hand temperature. Mix the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a big bowl. Mix the milk and the beaten egg into the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon.

    2. Step 2

      KNEAD Tip onto a lightly flour dusted surface and knead for 10 minutes (or use the dough hook attachment on your mixer).

    3. Step 3


      Lightly grease the mixing bowl with some oil. Put the dough back in, cover the bowl with a clean tea towel and leave to rise until doubled in size – up to 2 hours depending on how warm your kitchen is.

    4. Step 4


      Mix the tea with the dried fruit in a small pan. Bring to the boil, then turn off the heat and leave to soak.

    5. Step 5


      Drain the fruit and pat dry with kitchen paper. Knead into the dough. Cut the dough into 8 even pieces (use a weighing scales if you like). Roll each piece into a ball, dust the Yorkshire pudding tins with a little flour and sit a ball in each hole.

    6. Step 6


      Cover the dough again with a clean tea towel and leave to prove until almost doubled in size again. Preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas mark 4.)

    7. Step 7


      Dust a little more flour over the buns. Bake the buns for 20 minutes or until golden. If you tap the base of a roll it should sound hollow.


    • For the Dough

      • 500gAllinson's very strong white bread flour 
      • 7gAllinson's Easy Bake Yeast 
      • 275mlMilk (whole) 
      • 50gSalted butter (diced) 
      • 1Free range medium egg 
      • 75gBillington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar 
      • 1.5 tspSalt 
    • Plus

      • MugTea (mug of, strong, hot and black) 
      • 125gDried mixed fruits 

    Nutritional information per 134g serving

    • Energy 384cal
    • Fat 7.8g
    • of which Saturates 4.4g
    • Carbohydrates 67g
    • of which Sugars 22g
    • Protein 10g
    • Salt 1.1g

    25 Baker Ratings

    Absolutly amazing, left my dough to prove for more than 2 hours since I was out and omg it was huge. Super fluffy and I made 12 huge cakes with mine. Delicious toasted or as they are.

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    Delicious and filling- they also freeze very well

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