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Poppy Seed Buns

Move over cinnamon buns… there’s a new bun in town!



  • Combine the milk, yeast, sugar and two tablespoons of flour to a jug and combine. Leave for 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl with the melted butter, egg, vanilla extract, flour and salt and combine until a dough forms.

  • Dust a clean work surface with flour, knead the dough until soft and elastic (add extra flour if needed). Oil the bowl, add the dough, cover and leave to double in size.


  • Add the milk and poppy seeds to a saucepan and heat for 2-3 minutes. Drain, add the sugar and butter, place in a blender, pulse and drain once more.

  • Roll the dough out on to a floured work surface into a rectangular shape. Spread the poppy mixture on to the dough, roll the dough, seal the seam with water and cut into 12 equal size rolls.

  • Line a baking tray with baking paper, place the rolls on top with enough distance between each roll to rise. Cover with clingfilm and leave to double in size.

  • Preheat the oven to 180C, remove the clingfilm, coat the dough with an egg wash and bake for 15 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

  • (For a delicious glaze, melt dark chocolate with butter and drizzle it on top!)

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