Comfort buns

We all fall into eating for comfort at various times. For me today it had to be these buns following 3 nights of little sleep and a poorly child! I have said previously that I find bread making therapeutic but eating it is also my downfall and guilty pleasure.

Today I made these Norwegian Buns slightly adapted from good old Nigella’s recipe in “How to be a domestic goddess”

Ingredients
600g strong white bread flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
100g caster sugar
100g butter , melted
21 g dried active yeast ( I use Doves farms as in a packet rather than 7g sachets)
2 eggs
400ml whole milk

My Adapted Filling
150g unsalted butter
150g light brown sugar
2 teaspoon mixed spice
Handful of raisins

Method
Place flour in bowl with sugar, salt on one side and yeast on the other
Melt the butter and whisk into milk with eggs
Combine wet and dry ingredients to form a wet dough
Turn out on to floured surface and knead , add more flour until you have a smooth, soft and silky texture ( about 5 minutes work)
Put into oiled bowl , cover with clingfilm and let rise for 1/2 hour or so
Take 1/3 dough and flatten into rectangle to fill 23x33cm baking tin lined with baking parchment
Roll the other piece of dough roughly 50cm by 25cm
Spread on the filling of mixed butter, sugar and spice
Roll up long side into a sausage
Cut into about 20 even slices and places cut side up into tin
Glaze with milk or egg yolk if spare

Bake at 230c for 20-25 minutes until golden

Seriously good eaten warm not hot.

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