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Saint Lucia saffron buns

Saint Lucia Saffron Buns – Lussekatter

A saffron bun, Cornish tea treat bun or revel bun, Swedish lussebulle or lussekatt, Norwegian lussekatt, is a rich, spiced yeast-leavened sweet bun that is flavoured with saffron and cinnamon or nutmeg and contains currants similar to a teacake.Read More
Bath Buns

Bath Buns

The Bath bun is a sweet roll made from a milk-based yeast dough with crushed sugar sprinkled on top after baking. Variations in ingredients include enclosing a lump of sugar in the bun or adding candied fruit peel, currants, raisins or sultanas.

The change from a light, shaped bun to a heavier, often fruited or highly sugared irregular one may date from the Great Exhibition of 1851 when almost a million were produced and consumed in five and a half months (the ‘London Bath bun’).

References to Bath buns date from 1763, and Jane Austen wrote in a letter of ‘disordering my stomach with Bath Bunns’ in 1801. The original 18th-century recipe used a brioche or rich egg and butter dough which was then covered with caraway seeds coated in several layers of sugar similar to French dragée.

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Orange Scones with Citrus Glaze

Orange Scones with Citrus Glaze

These scones are a great way to start your day. Serve them up to hungry guests or just keep them all to yourself.Read More
Pan de muerto

Pan de Muerto – Bread of the Dead

In the Mexican tradition, this sweet, buttery bread is a fixture at Day of the Dead celebrations. Serve the sugar-topped loaves with Mexican Hot Chocolate or coffee for dipping.Read More
Chai Banana Bread

Chai Banana Bread

The delicious spices of Chai tea work really well together and are a good contrast with the sweetness of the banana in this melt-in-your-mouth loaf of Chai Banana BreadRead More

Hot Cross Buns

The traditional sticky glazed spiced fruit buns with a sweet icing cross are easier to make than you realise. Try our Hot Cross Buns recipe this Easter.Read More