Jam Filled Buns

Wanting something extra to go with a grain, legume and vegetable soup, I made up a batch of these pretty buns (or if you prefer, biscuits) to go along with dinner. They are a perfect dessert as well, and not too sweet, assuming you use a jam that doesn't have sweetener added. I really liked the grainy texture that results from using spelt flour. It has a slight grittiness which reminds me of cornmeal. The dough was easy to work with and the buns came together in hardly anytime at all. Quick breads are a perfect addition to any meal, especially when you have guests coming over for dinner.

Jam Filled BunsJam Filled Buns
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Published on March 2, 2011

Quick and easy soft biscuit-like tea buns filled with jam — wonderful for entertaining guests in the afternoon, or eating as a snack

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  • 2 cups unbleached white or spelt flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • fruit jam (preferably sugar-free)
  • Preheat an oven to 450° and Grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut the butter in until it resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center.

  • In a small bowl, beat the egg until light and fluffy. Pour in the milk and whisk the mixture. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and gently knead until it comes together and is soft. Roll the dough out until it is about 3/4-inch thick. Cut the dough with a round cookie cutter and transfer to the prepared baking sheet, leaving about an inch between each bun.

  • Make a indentation in the middle of each bun and fill with jam. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until nicely browned. Leave to cool on the baking sheet and serve hot or warm.

Makes 8 to 10 large buns

Jam Filled Buns

More quick breads from Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen:
Rice Muffins
Mixed Berry Cornmeal Muffins
Cherry Blueberry Muffins
Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits

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Priya Suresh said...

Feel like grabbing those irresistible buns,yumm!

The Food Hunter said...

nice buns.

Johanna GGG said...

I must try these - look like a nice dessert that is not too sweet

CurryLeaf said...

Looks great Lisa

singh from dominos india said...

What a gorgeous n exotic looking dish dear..great color n flavors!