Cherry buns

makes 12
1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

Dough

  • 500g of white bread flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 50g of caster sugar
  • 50g of butter, softened
  • 7g of yeast
  • 225ml of milk

Filling

  • 250g of cherries, ripe, halved and stoned
  • 30g of flaked almonds

Topping

  • 50g of butter, melted
  • 30g of flaked almonds
  • 75g of icing sugar

Method

1
Add the flour, salt, sugar, softened butter, yeast & milk to a bowl. Combine until they start to come together
2
Knead for approx 10 minutes until soft and smooth (or mix in a food mixer with a dough hook for around 5 minutes)
3
Place in a greased bowl and cover with clingfilm and leave to double in size for around 2 hours
4
Tip the dough out onto a floured surface and roll out into a large rectangle. Arrange the cherry halves onto the dough and scatter flaked almonds over
5
Roll up lengthways as tight as possible. Slice into 12 equal pieces with a sharp knife
6
Lay each bun onto a baking sheet lined with baking paper and lightly greased with butter, spaced well apart. Cover with cling film and leave to prove for 1-2 hours
7
Preheat your oven to 180°C/gas mark 4
8
Brush the buns with melted butter and scatter with the remaining flaked almonds. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool on a wire rack
9
Mix the icing sugar with a little water until drizzling consistency and smooth. Drizzle the icing over the buns