How to make your own Easter Buns 0



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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


  1. Place yeast, spice, sugar, vanilla and water into a large mixing bowl.  
  2. Add flour and currents then knead with hand mixer with dough hooks until the mix is smooth and silky (about 3-4 minutes). 
  3. Place dough into a large lined deep cake or bread tin, place in a warm place to prove (inflate with the yeast). 
  4. When doubled in size place in a moderate oven and cook until brown on top and sounds hollow when tapped on top. 
  5. Remove from oven and wrap in a tea towel until cool (that is if you can keep everyone away from it that long). 
  6. 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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