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Preparation time
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Total time
9h 30min
8 portion(s)



  • 3 Sachets of yeast
  • 200 g dates
  • 150 g water
  • 1 heaped teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 400 g Self Raising Flour
  • 40 g sugar
  • 55 g Butter
  • 5 g salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 5 g vanilla essence
  • 100 g Milk
  • 90 g sultanas
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  • 80 g flour
  • 80 g water
  • 10 g oil
  • 1 pinch salt

Caramel Glaze

  • 100 g Butter
  • 100 g cream
  • 180 g brown sugar

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Recipe's preparation

    Sticky Date Buns
  1. Chop dates for 15 seconds / speed 7. 


    Add water and cook for 2 minutes 30 seconds / 100 degrees / speed 1.  Add bicarb and mix 5 seconds / speed 3


    Set aside. Clean and dry bowl. 


    Mill sugar 10 seconds / speed 9. Add butter and mix 5 seconds / speed 4. Add milk, vanilla and yeast and heat 2 minutes / 37 degrees / speed 1. 


    Add flour, baking powder and spices and mix 10 seconds  / speed 4. 


    Add dates, scrape sides and knead for 1 minutes 30 seconds Closed liddough mode or until completely combined.

    Set aside into a Thermoserver and allow to prove for 8 hours or overnight.   It really does need the long proving time. The result is a light and fluffy bun. 


    Once risen, shape into small balls with wet hands.  Place onto a lined baking tray and allow to rise again for an hour.  While they are rising again, make your cross piping mixture.  Pipe crosses onto your buns before putting them into the oven.


    Place crossed and risen buns into oven and cook for 25-30 minutes / 180 degrees or unitl golden. 


    While buns are cooking, make your caramel glaze. 



  2. Crosses
  3. Place all ingredients into a clean jug and mix for 30 seconds / speed 4.  Pour into piping bag and pipe crosses onto buns before they go in the oven. 

  4. Caramel Glaze
  5. Cook all ingredients in the jug for 5 minutes / varoma / speed 2. 


    Using a pastry brush, glaze buns genrously while warm.


    Serve buns with butter and extra glaze. 

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    Recipe is created for
    TM 31

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Sticky Date Hot Cross Buns



  • 1. April 2018 - 20:58

    Tasty 😋
    my buns didn't rise much. Scones don't either. Any Recommendations?

  • 17. April 2014 - 19:25

    I left the bicarb out of the original recipe, my apologies. Even adding 3 sachets of yeast will help too, and cuts down the proving time.

  • 5. April 2014 - 14:18

    Has anyone made these, ive had two attemps and the dough does not rise at all


  • 28. March 2014 - 11:13

    My mixture is so sticky and gooey, not like dough at all, is this normal?

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