Chelsea Buns

"These large, buttery rolls are my family's favorite Christmas tradition. We eat them on Christmas morning under the tree!"
Chelsea Buns Chelsea Buns
Chelsea Buns Chelsea Buns
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  • Serves
    12
  • Prep
    1 h
  • Cook
    25 m
  • Ready In
    2 h 55 m
  • Difficulty
  • Nutritions

Method for Chelsea Buns

  • 1
    Sprinkle the yeast over 1/4 cup of warm water in a small bowl and stir in 1 teaspoon of sugar. The water should be no more than 100 degrees F (40 degrees C). Let stand for 5 minutes until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam.
  • 2
    Sift together the flour and salt. Cut in 3/4 cup butter with a knife or pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Bring the milk to a boil; remove from the heat and stir in 1/2 cup sugar. Cool until the milk is lukewarm, no more than 100 degrees F (40 degrees C). Pour the milk and yeast mixture into the flour. Add the eggs and mix well to form a soft, sticky dough.
  • 3
    Turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Add more flour a tablespoon at a time, if necessary. Place the dough in a buttered bowl, turning to coat the dough. Cover with a light cloth and let rise in a warm place (80 to 95 degrees F (27 to 35 degrees C)) until doubled in volume, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • 4
    Roll the dough into a square on a floured surface. Brush the dough with the melted butter and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and the raisins. Roll up the dough to form a log, pinching the seam to seal.
  • 5
    Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  • 6
    Cut the log into slices about 1 1/2 inches thick. Place the slices in the prepared pan and let them rise for 30 minutes. Beat the egg yolk with 2 tablespoons of water to form an egg wash. Brush the buns with egg wash.
  • 7
    Bake in the preheated oven until the buns are golden brown and the centers are set, about 25 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 2 (.25 ounce) envelopes active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup white sugar, divided
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons water
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