Indulgent Chelsea-bun style breakfast treat

Aggie MacKenzie says... "These are a cross between a Chelsea bun and a recipe I found in one of Jamie Oliver’s books. They’re not too sweet, despite the chocolate spread, and I like the fact that I know exactly what’s gone into them."

Preparation time: 30 minutes, plus rising and proving
Cooking time: 20-25 minutes
Makes 12 buns

Ingredients


350g/12oz/2½ cups strong white bread flour,plus extra for dusting
5g/1⁄8oz fast-action dried (active dry) yeast
1 tbsp Fairtrade golden caster (superfine) sugar
½ tsp salt
25g/1oz/¼ stick butter, chopped
100ml/3½fl oz/scant ½ cup milk
1 medium egg, beaten
2½ tbsp Nutella
35g/1¼oz hazelnuts, toasted and chopped
1 Fairtrade banana, peeled and cut into wafer-thin slices
Sift the flour into a large bowl. Stir in the yeast, 2 tsp of the sugar and the salt

Method

Measure 100ml/3½fl oz/scant ½ cup boiling water in a jug. Stir in the butter and allow it to melt, then add the milk. Make a well in the centre of the flour and pour in the liquid, followed by the egg. Mix with a knife to make a rough dough, then tip on to a board and knead until soft and sticky.(You can also do this in a free-standing mixer using a dough hook.)

Put the dough back in the bowl, cover and leave to rise for 40 minutes.

Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until it measures around 28 x 35cm/ 11 x 14in. Spread the Nutella thinly over the top, sprinkle over half the hazelnuts, leaving a 5cm/2in border from the top, then do the same with the banana.

Roll from the bottom up. Cut into 12 rolls and place cut side down, about 1cm/½in apart, on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment or silicone. Set aside to prove for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 190°C/170°C fan/375ºF/gas mark 5. Sprinkle the remaining nuts and sugar over the top of the buns.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until evenly golden. Cool on a wire rack and serve.

This recipe has been created by Miranda Gore Browne for Fairtrade Fortnight. This year, The Fairtrade Foundation is calling on the British public to choose products on their shopping list that change lives. Take the quick personality test at www.fairtrade.org.uk/fortnight, say what matters most to you and see how Fairtrade is changing lives in those areas.

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