Our Belgium bun recipe is a real sugary treat from the mix of sweet soft doughy bread that is topped with scrummy icing, can you resist having a go making it yourself?
We are all tempted when you walk past a bakery, the wonderful aroma of sugariness that fills the air. Then you catch a glimpse of the magnificent window display with the enormous choice of delicious sweet delicacies, including iced buns or cream cakes. It is certainly hard to resist. Why not have a go at making your own you will create the same indulgence, but with some extra!
Belgium bun recipe makes 12
325g strong white flour
2 tsp instant yeast
130ml milk, boiled but cooled
½ tsp salt
120 g sultanas
30g brown sugar
20g icing sugar
3 tbsp hot water
12 glace cherries
How to make
Heat oven to 200 degrees Celsius
In a large bowl place flour and butter and rub in with fingers until crumbs, stir in salt, sugar and yeast.
In another bowl mix the milk and egg, and then combine with the dry ingredients. With a spoon stir in and then with your hands work it until it is silky, stretchy dough which should be about 5 minutes. Then leave the dough for 30 minutes in a warm place, until it is twice the size.
Knead the dough again, for a further 2-3 minutes.
On a floured surface place the dough and roll into a square about 25 x 25 cm. Brush with milk and sprinkle across the dough sultanas and sugar.
Roll the dough into a fat sausage and cut into 12 pieces about the same size.
Lay each piece face up on a bun case and cover with a damp cloth or cling film, then leave until double in size, which will be at least an hour.