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Spiced Rye and Fruit Buns for February Bready, Steady, Go!

Sunday 31 January 2016
Our beloved bread baking linky Bready, Steady, Go took an unplanned break for a couple of months, however it's now back and ready for you to link up your delicious yeasted bakes! 

I baked these rolls after a busy night shift, in between naps, and they are both delicious and very forgiving if you leave them to rise for longer than planned.  I added some rye flour for extra flavour and goodness and my family devoured them whilst still warm from the oven.

Spiced Rye and Fruit Buns

250ml/1 cup lukewarm water
7g sachet of instant yeast
1 tsp salt
300g strong white bread flour
100g wholemeal rye flour
1 tsp ground mixed spice
1 Tblsp oil
2 Tblsp golden syrup or maple syrup
50g sultanas or raisins
50g finely diced dried apricots

Mix all the ingredients together until a soft and sticky dough forms.  Knead on a lightly floured surface for around 10 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic.  I kneaded mine for around 7 minutes in my stand mixer.  Put the dough into a lightly greased bowl, cover with greased cling film, and leave to prove until doubled in size.  Line one or two baking trays non-stick baking paper.

Knock back the dough and divide into 8 rolls, then shape how you like.  I decided on finger rolls but round ones are just as tasty.  Put the rolls on your prepared baking trays, cover again and leave to rise for a further hour - or until doubled in size 

Preheat your oven to 240C/220C Fan/Gas Mark 9 then bake the rolls for 10 -12 minutes until golden and cooked through.  I covered the rolls with a damp tea towel and left them to cool as this helps them to stay soft.  If you prefer your rolls with a firmer crust leave them to cool without covering.

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So what are you waiting for?! Bready, Steady, Go bake some bread!


  1. Those sound super delicious, love rye flour and a sweet roll full of dried fruit is right up my street.

    1. Thanks Janice :) They were delicious and very flavoursome, great the next day toasted too.


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