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Spiced Fruit Sourdough Buns
4.75 from 4 votes

Recipe: Spiced Currant Sourdough Buns

Spiced Currant Sourdough Buns - the perfect sweet breakfast treat
Servings: 9 -12 rolls
Prep Time10 hrs
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time10 hrs 15 mins


  • 125 g soaked mixed dried fruit
  • 200 g milk at room temperature
  • 200 g ripe leaven – 100% hydration
  • 60 g butter - melted
  • 500 g strong white bread flour
  • 80 g soft brown sugar
  • 4 g salt
  • 1 tsp powdered cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg – grated
  • 1/4 tsp Steenbergs koekkruidden spice mix
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice


  • Mix the milk, reserving 30ml, leaven and melted butter. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, sugar, spices and dried fruit, and then add this to to the milk mixture. Bring together into a dough. Dissolve the salt into the reserved milk.
  • Bulk raise it for about 4 hours, turning and folding every hour or so, adding the remainder of the milk and the salt after an hour, then divided up into rolls for proving. (I made 9 largish rolls, so the mixture would stretch easily to 12 smaller ones); Prove for 6 hours, then bake them in the cloche at gas mark 6/200 degrees for 15 minutes.


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