- 225g strong white flour
- 225g malted granary bread flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp caster sugar
- 7g sachet easy-blend yeast
Yeast is a living, single-cell organism. As the yeast grows, it converts its food (in the form…
- 150ml warm milk
One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…
- 1 egg, beaten
The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- 100-150ml warm water
- 50g unsalted butter, melted
Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
- 4 medium bananas
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- 200g dried apricot, chopped
- 2 tsp cinnamon
A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…
- 100g light muscovado sugar
- zest 1 orange
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- 4 tbsp runny honey
Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…
Mix the flours and salt together in a large bowl, then stir in the caster sugar and yeast. Make a well in the centre of the flour and pour in the warm milk, beaten egg, olive oil and enough of the water to form a soft, wet dough.
On a lightly floured surface, knead dough for 10 mins until smooth. Put the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with oiled cling film, then leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in size. The dough is now ready to be shaped.
Lightly butter two 20cm square baking tins. On a floured surface, roll half the dough into a rectangle approximately 30cm x 25cm and brush with melted butter. Repeat with the other half.
Thinly slice bananas into a bowl and mix in apricots, muscovado sugar, cinnamon and orange zest. Spoon mix over the two rectangles of dough, leaving a finger-width border.
For each, roll the dough towards you from the long side of the rectangle, tucking in any banana that falls out. Press ends together to seal. With a sharp knife, cut into 9 pieces and place, cut side up, in the tin, just touching each other. Cover loosely with oiled cling film and set aside in a warm place to rise for 30 mins.
Heat oven to 200C/fan180C/gas 6. Warm the honey in a pan or in the microwave on High for 5 secs, then brush half over the buns. Bake for 20-25 mins until golden. Allow to cool in the tin for 10 mins before removing to a cooling rack. Brush with the remaining honey then pull apart to serve.