My old travel partner was CRAZY about the Chelsea Buns and he would buy them every time we saw them in the supermarket.
Btw for the people who don’t know what Chelsea Buns are?! They are pastry rolls filled with raisin and cinnamon and they are toped off with a icing cream. In some European countries they are also know as; Koffiebroodje, Pain Aux Raisins or Rosinenschnecke 🙂
Anyways one day I thought I would surprise him by making them myself. So after compairing different recipes with each other and mixing them up I’ve created my own Dreamy Raisin & Cinnamon Scrolls!
So are you ready to do some baking and surprise your friends/ family on the next picknick or sunday brunch?
What do you need:
- 2 tsp yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 3/4 cup milk
- 50g butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 – 4 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbs ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup raisins
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Step 1. Mix warm water and yeast together and set aside until its frosty on top. Warm up milk and butter together in the microwave until butter is melted.
Step 2. In a big mixing bowl add the milk and yeast mixture together and whisk in 1/2 of sugar, 1 tsp salt and a egg until all mixed together.
Step 3. Add and mix in flour to the mixture 1/2 cup at a time until a nice soft but not to sticky dough forms. When the dough is formed you can knead it for about 5 min on a floured surface. Place dough back in the bowl and wrap with cling foil and set to rest until double in size.
Step 4. Meanwhile mix together brown sugar and cinnamon. On a floured surface roll out the dough into a big ractangle that is about 1/2 cm thick.
Step 5. Sprinkle the sugar mixture and raisins all over the dough and starting from the long side you can roll up the dough until the end. You will be left with a big log.
Step 6. With a sharp knife cut the log in half and keep cutting them in half until you have about 2cm pieces left.
Step 7. Lay them in a greased round baking tray with the swirly side up but give th
em enough space to rise. Cover with cling wrap and let them to rest for 30min.
Step 8. Bake them in a 180c pre-heated oven for about 20 – 30min until nice and golden brown.
Top them off with icing sugar mixed with a few tsp of milk until you get a nice thick syrup.
There you have it! A yummy coffee treat that will give you the feeling you are in Europe!