Great Bloggers Bake Off Week 6: Belgian Buns

This week, the Great British Bake Off contestants had to tackle sweet dough in the form of a tea loaf, a Couronne and sweet buns. As ever, Jenny from Mummy Mishaps and Helen from The Crazy Kitchen are asking us to do the same.

I love sweet dough but do not get the chance to make it very often so I seized this opportunity and made one of my favourites, Belgian buns. A brief search on the Internet brought lots of recipes for Chelsea buns but not many for Belgian buns. I eventually settled on this one from Riverside Baking as it only made 6 (or my case 7!) Most of the recipes I found made 12 or 13 buns. This would not normally be a problem but as I am pregnant and craving sweet things, I do not want that many in the house as I will eat them!!

I adapted the recipe slightly. I used bread flour instead of plain and made the dough in my breadmaker. I put all the dough ingredients in at once (wet ingredients first) then put my breadmaker on dough setting. I followed the recipe from that point on but added extra glaice cherries into the dough with the sultanas. They are the best bit of a Belgian bun in my opinion! I overcooked them by a minute or two so they are slightly crisper than what they should be. I enjoyed making these and look forward to making them again soon!


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9 Responses to Great Bloggers Bake Off Week 6: Belgian Buns

  1. i think your buns look really good Jo! I love Belgian buns so juicy form the currnats and cherries and then the icing for sweetness mmmmm! So pleased you will be making them again
    thank you for joining in x x
    Jenny Paulin recently posted…My Week That Was #39 (Project 365)My Profile

  2. these buns look lovely Jo – I always love the look of a bun with a cherry on the top!
    thanks for joining in.
    HELEN recently posted…The Best Toastie…EVERMy Profile

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  4. Wow. Those Belgian Buns are to die for! I want one.
    Kathryn Dilligard recently posted…The Site OwlMy Profile

  5. They look delish! I’ve never made Chelsea buns but maybe I should give them a whirl!. And I’m loving the idea of the Great British Bloggers Bake-Off, what a fab idea.
    Louisa Foti recently posted…Roast Butternut, Onion & Sage Tart (Serves 6)My Profile

  6. These look perfect! I am slightly intimidated by the calibre of baking skills going on at the mo and this is no exception. Amazing!

    Thanks so much for linking up with #recipeoftheweek. There’s a new linky live now for this week. Please do pop over and join in :D
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  7. This is my first visit to this blog and i got a lot of knowledge from the informative post of this blog, it is really amazing for me.

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