chocolate chip chelsea buns


These pretty chocolate chip chelsea buns don’t cost a pretty penny, at just 73p each. Spend 50 mins preparing them as a treat for your friends. 



For the yeast mixture:

150ml flour

50g sugar

7g instant yeast

Pinch of salt

125ml milk

For the buns:

25g butter 350ml flour

1 egg

100g chocolate chips

15ml sugar

10ml cinnamon

Golden syrup for glazing


Makes: 8

Prep time: 30 mins

Cook time: 20 mins

Cost per bun: 73p



1. Mix all the yeast mixture ingredients together and leave in a warm place for 20 mins or until frothy.

2. Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles fine crumbs. Add the egg to the yeast mixture, mix well then add to the crumbs. Knead the dough for about 10 mins until smooth. Cover with cling film and leave to rise until doubled in size.

3. Roll the dough out on to a floured surface to form a 1cm thick rectangle. Sprinkle over the chocolate chips, sugar and cinnamon and roll into a sausage.

4. Cut into 3cm slices and arrange them on a 15x20cm baking tray. Bake for 20 mins. Drizzle a little golden syrup over the buns as a glaze. Serve hot or cold.


Enjoy guilt free after a fennel, pea and broad bean salad!