I do like a nice bun!
So after this week's episode of the Great British Bake Off I couldn't wait to try Danny's Bakewell inspired Chelsea Buns. Not only did they sound scrumptious but it seemed an ideal solution to Joe's permanent quest for food... something to keep him filled up between meals!
So I was disappointed to find that the recipe was not on the website the following morning. However by tweaking a Chelsea Bun recipe and replacing the filling with an almond paste and glace cherries I came up with these.
I admit I was pretty darn pleased!
By Bake Off standards they would have failed... every single one of them a different size and I'm sure I would have been told they'd been over-proved or something similarly technical... but as Sam pointed out, I don't have the judges in my kitchen so it doesn't matter...
Although if Mr Hollywood would like to come round to tell me I've got wonky buns or a soggy bottom I wouldn't turn him away!
And as Stewart said... if they weren't different sizes how else could he get to choose the biggest one?
And they did taste pretty good... like a cherry bakewell in a bun!
It was very hard to stop at just one, which was just as well as they tasted much better fresh on the day they were baked.
But even the very few, slightly stale remaining buns weren't wasted... they made a rather good bread and butter pudding.
Truely scrumptious all round really... buns, pudding and Mr Hollywood!