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Recipe: Cardamom and Orange Marmalade Not Cross Buns


  • 450 g strong white flour
  • 1 X 7g sachets easy-blend yeast
  • 3 tablespoon McKays orange marmalade melted
  • 200 ml warm milk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 50 g unsalted butter melted.
  • 1 tablespoon whole cardamom crushed
  • Topping
  • 1 tablespoon marmalade melted


  • Put the flour and yeast a large mixing bowl with crushed cardamom.
  • Mix well.
  • Make a well in the centre and pour in the warm milk, the beaten egg and the melted butter.
  • Mix everything together to form a dough
  • Knead in the bowl or on a floured surface until the dough becomes smooth and springy.
  • Transfer to a clean, lightly greased bowl and cover loosely with a clean, damp tea towel.
  • Leave in a warm place to rise until roughly doubled in size.
  • Tip the risen dough onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Knead for a few secs, then divide into 12 even portions
  • Shape and place on a baking sheet.
  • Cover with the damp tea towel again and leave in a warm place to prove until almost doubled in size again.
  • Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.
  • Bake for 12-15 mins until the buns are golden and sound hollow when tapped on the bottom. While still warm, melt the marmalade, then brush over the buns.