Spiced Buns with Walnuts

If you are like me, and not on friendly terms with the yeast dough, you will understand how thrilled I was with these buns when they came out of the oven. I found this recipe on LondonEats blog some time ago, they intrigued me as soon as I saw a combination of spices and walnuts on a list of ingredients. I followed the recipe closely, but made a few minor changes. The buns not only raised wonderfully, but the texture of the dough and taste are amazing too!

These sweet buns are perfect with tea and even better served still warm with glass of milk. They take a little while to make (mainly waiting for dough to rise), but are well worth the effort.

Spiced Walnut Buns


(Original recipe came from here)


10g dried instant yeast

50g brown sugar

60g butter

150ml milk, luke warm

 1 egg

 ½ teaspoon salt

1 generous teaspoon cinnamon or mixed spice

325g plain flour

150g walnuts, roughly chopped

For the filling:

70g butter, soft at room temperature

70g caster sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon gingerbread spice mix

 3 tablespoons milk

 1 tablespoon plain flour

For the icing:

150g icing sugar
3 tablespoons boiling water


  1. In a large bowl rub the flour and butter with your fingers until the butter has been incorporated. Fold in the salt, sugar, mixed spice and yeast. In a separate bowl, combine the milk and the egg, then pour into the dry ingredients. Knead the dough well for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic. Leave the dough in a warm place for an hour until the dough has doubled in size.
  2. Knock down dough and roll out into a large rectangle. Spread the filling onto the dough and sprinkle over with chopped walnuts. Roll up loosely like a swiss roll. Cut into 12 equal slices and arrange slices onto a square tin lined with parchment paper tin. Cover with cling film and leave to rise for 30 minutes to an hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 190 C .
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden. If they are browning too quickly, cover loosely with tin foil.
  5. Make a thin icing by combining icing sugar with a little water, and drizzle over buns while they are still hot.

Spiced Buns with Walnuts

Spiced Buns with Walnuts

Spiced Walnuts Buns

6 thoughts on “Spiced Buns with Walnuts

    • Yeap, I’m exactly the same, that’s why I decided to spare time for it and made my best effort..and it worked! 🙂 I wonder if I’ll get the same result next time.. :/

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