Coming into Easter if you make buns for Good Friday or buy them, this is the alternative that is super quick and easy and never fails.
- 1 packet Lubke rye bread mix
- 1 ½ cups currents (I like lots of currents – alter if want more or less)
- 2 x 7g packets dried yeast
- 1 heaped teaspoon mixed spice
- 1 heaped teaspoon brown sugar (to activate the yeast)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
- 450 ml tepid water
- Place yeast, spice, sugar, vanilla and water into a large mixing bowl.
- Add flour and currents then knead with hand mixer with dough hooks until the mix is smooth and silky (about 3-4 minutes).
- Place dough into a large lined deep cake or bread tin, place in a warm place to prove (inflate with the yeast).
- When doubled in size place in a moderate oven and cook until brown on top and sounds hollow when tapped on top.
- Remove from oven and wrap in a tea towel until cool (that is if you can keep everyone away from it that long).
- Slice and eat with real butter.
NOTE: If you want singular buns instead of putting whole mix into tin, break it up into smaller pieces & place around the tin making sure each piece touches the next. You can then break off each bun after it is cooked & cooled.
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