We are trialling a gluten free food box scheme in our webshop to help those with coeliac disease or gluten intolerances. It is the only item available to shop currently. Please only order if you suffer from these conditions. Limited to 1 box per household per week. Orders not adhering to this will unfortunately be cancelled & refunded. Stock availability is limited and the shop will close each day when limits are reached.
Put the flour, yeast, sugar, salt and mixed spice into a bowl and mix together.
Melt the butter then add the milk and egg and beat together. Stir this into the flour and mix into a sticky dough.
Knead the dough in the bowl for 100 presses, if possible without adding flour. The dough will be sticky at first then become smooth and pliable.
Cover with oiled cling film and leave in a warm place to double in size (about 2 hours).
Line a large baking tray with parchment.
Add the currants and peel to the dough and knead until they are well combined.
Divide the dough into 10 pieces, roll each into a ball and place it on a parchment lined oven tray.
Put the plain flour into a bowl and add just enough water to make a very thick paste.
Using a paintbrush, dip it into the paste and paint a cross on each bun.
Leave the buns to rise in a warm place for 20 minutes.
Re-paint the paste cross and leave the buns to rise for a further 15 minutes.
Pre-heat the oven.
Bake for 18 - 20 minutes.
Gently heat the apricot jam, mashing any lumps, and brush it over the buns as they come out of the oven.
large baking tray, parchment, small paintbrush
200°C, Fan 180°C, 400°F, Gas 6
Absolutely amazing! I made these for the first time this morning, and I know these are going to become a household favourite. Recipe is very easy to follow/do, which was a real surprise. I did find that the mix was a little sticky throughout, so we had jagged shaped buns, but it really isn’t a problem, especially as they are so delicious . Thank you Doves Farm for making our tummies so happy!
By Sandy L
19 Mar 2020
Made these for my 8 yr old who is coeliac. The verdict -"yummmmmm!!" when they first came out of the oven and then "very tasty especially with apricot jam". That'll do for me. Shes giving it 5 stars.