Chelsea Buns

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Nick Malgieri's Bread

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2012

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The ancestors of American cinnamon raisin buns, these were popularised in the early eighteenth century at the Bun House of Chelsea in London. Famous for its hot cross buns, the Bun House was equally renowned for these currant buns, to the extent that King George II and Queen Caroline were occasional visitors in the mid-1700s.

Both Chelsea buns and their American counterparts are made from a rich yeast dough that’s rolled out to a r