Friday, 27 September 2013

Sweet Plum Bun Recipe #GBBO

This week on the Great British Bake Off, saw the contestants creating bakes using sweet dough.  Given that I have so many plums that need using, I thought I'd come up with a way of combining using them up with my entry into this week's Great Bloggers Bake Off hosted by Helen and Jenny.

Sweet Plum Bun Recipe

autumn, recipe


400g strong white flour
7g sachet fast yeast
25g caster sugar
1 oz melted butter
9 fl oz warm water

400g plums stoned and sliced
3 oz light brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

3 tblspns icing sugar
water to mix


Put the flour, yeast and sugar in a bowl.
Mix in melted butter and warm water to make a dough. Add more flour if necessary.
Knead for 5 minutes then leave in a warm place to rise for 20 mins.


Meanwhile stone and slice plums and mix with sugar and cinnamon.
Turn out dough and roll into a rectangle 12 x 10".
Spread over the sugared fruit.


Roll up tightly like a swiss roll.
Slice thickly and place buns onto a prepared baking tray.
Cover and leave to rise for a further 20 minutes.
Cook in an oven at GM6 for about 20-25 minutes.
Once cooked, leave to cool then drizzle the glace icing over the top.

The buns were rather good with the flavoursome, tart, juicy plums and sweet, glace icing contrasting wonderfully within the sweet dough.  I think my proving probably was a bit lacking which meant I failed to get a really light, airy texture (ooh look at me going all Mary Berry on myself!!) so my buns were a little bit heavier than they could have been but still tasted good.  I think I'll stick to making plum cakes in future as they are so much quicker and easier to make, but it was interesting to try something new.



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