Friday, 14 September 2018

GBBO Week 3 - Maple & Apple Chelsea Buns



Bread week this week on Bake Off. Making bread is a skill that perhaps can be a little underrated I feel. There are so many variations, and different dough's and flours that one has to know which to use for the right bread, so yes a particularly impressive job being a baker I reckon.
The Bakers this week as we know made Chelsea Buns which you can be so creative with your flavours etc. 

Behold my Maple and Apple Chelsea Buns - these are a bit healthier as I used Wholemeal flour instead and swapped the butter for coconut oil. See you what you think! Don't forget to tag me on Instagram @bakelikeavegan_ :)


Make ahead


Recipe

Prep: 30 minutes + 90 minutes rising
Cook: 20-25 minutes
Serves: 12

Ingredients

dough
250g Wholemeal Self-raising Flour
100g Strong Wholemeal Flour
1-00g Coconut Flour
20g Coconut Sugar
10g Easy Bake yeast
3 tbsp Coconut oil
2 Eggs
300ml Cashew Milk (or other plant-based milk) warmed up in microwave for 30-45 seconds
filling
2 Apples - I recommend 3 in hindsight - Peeled, cored and chopped
1 tbsp Water
1 tbsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
2 tbsp Maple Syrup
70g Dried Mixed Fruit
Topping
2 tbsp Maple Syrup drizzled
Optional: chopped nuts


Method

1. Mix the flours together with the sugar and yeast. Make a well in the middle.
2. Add the oil, eggs and half of the milk and mix together. Gradually add the rest of the milk till it starts to form a dough. 
3. Add water if it needs more stickiness.
4. On a floured surface knead the dough for 5-10 minutes. Placed into an oiled bowl, cover with cling film and leave to rise in a warm place for 1 hour. It should double in size.
5. Meanwhile make your filling. Add your apples and water to a pan. Cover and cook for 10 minutes over a medium heat until they are soft and you can mash them. Add the spices and maple syrup for last few minutes then remove from heat. Add the mixed fruit and leave to cool.
6. Once the dough has risen make it into original size then turn out onto a floured surface. Roll out into a rectangle 1/2 cm thick - APPROX 48x30cm.
7. Spread a bit of oil onto the dough and dust with some more coconut sugar. Add your apple filling and spread evenly around the dough leaving about 2-3cm margin along the longest top edge.
8. Tightly roll the dough into a cylinder. Cut into 12 pieces about 4cm thick. 
9. Line a 23cm cake tin with baking paper and place buns inside. Cover and leave to rise for another 30 minutes.
10. Preheat your oven to 180C/350F.
11. Brush the buns with a bit of milk and bake for 20-25 minutes until slightly brown on top. Remove from heat an allow to cool.
12. Drizzle your maple syrup over the top to sink into the buns before tearing apart!


Christina
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