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Christmas Cranberry Buns



12 piece(s)


  • 50 g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 400 g strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 30 g sugar
  • 2 tsp dried instant yeast
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 3/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 egg, large
  • 220 g milk

Cranberry Filling

  • 1 orange, thin peelings of skin
  • 120 g light brown sugar
  • 120 g fresh cranberries
  • 50 unsalted butter, soft


  • 50 g orange juice
  • 240 icing sugar
  • 6
    Preparation 20min
  • 7
  • 8
    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. Lightly grease a 30 cm x 24cm baking tin and a large bowl then set aside.
  2. Place butter, flour, sugar, yeast,mixed spice, salt, egg and milk in mixing bowl then mix 20 sec/speed 4. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula then knead 3min/. Transfer to prepared bowl, cover and leave until doubled in size (approx. 2hours). Meanwhile prepare cranberry filling.
  3. Cranberry Filling
  4. Place orange peelings and 20g sugar in mixing bowl then grind 5 sec/speed 8. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula, then grind again 5 sec/speed 8.
  5. Add cranberries and remaining 100g sugar then Turbo/1 sec/1 time. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  6. Transfer risen dough to a generously floured surface then roll into a rectangle (40cmx30cm). Spread 50g softened butter over dough with a soft spatula. Fold dough into three by folding bottom third up and top third down. Rotate dough so that folds are at sides, roll out again into a rectangle and fold into three again.
  7. Roll out into a 45cmx30cm rectangle, adding flour as needed. Spread cranberry mix over dough. Roll up into a sausage and cut into 12equal slices. Place slices cut side up, about 5mm apart, into prepared baking tin. Cover and leave to rise until doubled in size (approx. 1 hour).
  8. Preheat oven to 200°C. Bake 25-30minutes (200°C) until brown, then allow to cool. Meanwhile, prepare icing.
  9. Icing
  10. Place a bowl on mixing bowl lid and weigh in orange juice and icing sugar. Mix together. Once buns are cool, drizzle them with icing mix before serving.

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A perfect way to start Christmas Day.

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