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Devonshire Splits Recipe   Veg CD  CBF  English  50mins plus proving


Makes 14-16 buns    Cold  Vegetarian  Sweet Bread   Baked Fayre   teatime  England  British  Europe 



15g/1/2oz Fresh Yeast

1/2 teasp Ground Cinnamon

75g/3oz Castor Sugar

150ml/5fl.oz. Warm Milk

450g/1lb Strong Plain Flour

50g/2oz Butter

1/2 teasp Salt

Jam and Whipped Cream to Serve




1. Cream the yeast with 3 tablespoons of the milk. Sift flour, salt and cinnamon into a warmed bowl. Stir in the sugar and rub in the butter.


2. Make a well in the centre and pour in the yeast liquid. Draw the ingredients together and beat to a smooth dough, adding more milk if required.


3. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 4 minutes. Place in a bowl, cover with a damp cloth and leave in a warm place until doubled in size.


4. Turn onto a floured surface and knead lightly. Divide the dough into 14-16 pieces. Roll each into a ball, place well apart on a greased baking sheet and flatten the tops slightly. Place in an oiled polythene bag and leave in a warm place for 30 minutes.


5. Preheat the oven to 220C, 425F, Gas mark 7.


6. Remove the buns from the bag and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.


7. To serve - split the buns and spread with jam and cream.


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Key techniques required to make cake recipes

Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Main equipment required to make this recipe


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Wire Rack


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