Buns are a popular bread item, similar to rolls but usually a bit sweeter. The most famous buns being the hot cross buns, but there are many others to choose from.
A good Chelsea bun takes a while to make but it is worth the effort! All they need is a little butter to serve.
A pastry primarily found in South Australia. I have one of these whenever I pass through the state, but now I have started to make them myself and wanted to share the recipe.
Based on the traditional Easter hot cross buns these ones can be made year round and use icing to make the cross, or you can make other shapes as desired.
I adapted this for a bread machine from an old recipe. We always have these at Easter.
The same dough can make spicy, fruit-filled Chelsea buns, or plain buns to be spread with cream and jam.