Vanilla Bun Tray Bake

It’s been much longer since I uploaded any recipes than I had intended, but with my Master degree coming to an end (2 weeks to go) and starting a new job, life has, again, got in the way…. Whilst I have not been putting new recipes on here I have had a few opportunities to bake and this is one of the latest success stories, the vanilla bun.

Vanilla Bun

Vanilla Bun


500ml lukewarm milk
150g soft butter
1 sachet yeast
100ml sugar
½ tsp. salt
1200ml strong flour

Place baking paper in a large deep oven tray (400x300mm).
Mix together all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. The dough will be very sticky. Place the dough on the tray and push it out until it fully covers the tray (use some flour and your fingers). Cover and leave to rise for 40minutes.

In the meantime prepare the filling.

100g soft butter
120g cream cheese (full fat)
250ml icing sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla

After 40 minutes, preheat the oven to 200oc. Using your finger or a spoon to make 20-30 deep impressions and place some filling in each hole.

Brush the exposed dough with a beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar or flacked almonds.
Bake in the middle of the oven for approximately 20minutes until golden.

Leave to cool for a bit before removing the baking paper and leave to cool fully on a cooling rack. Enjoy it straight away or cut the bun into pieces and put in the freezer.


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