Celebrate strawberry season with these pretty yet delicious crumble buns. Whether you serve to family and friends, alongside some bubbly of course, or have on your countertop for when the sudden sugar craving strikes, they are the ideal late summer dessert and go down a treat. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better… it does! They are low in sugar, making them the perfect summer snack for the little ones. And because they aren’t too sweet, you won’t feel guilty serving one, or two, with your early morning coffee! Why not stock up on some new bakeware for the occasion? Checkout our essentials here.
What You Will Need
. 120g butter, 70g at room temperature and 50g chilled and cubed
. 370g plain flour
. 2 eggs
. 135g caster sugar
. 7g dried fast action yeast
. 100ml milk
. 250g strawberries, halved
Step 1: Melt the 70g butter and let it cool. Sift 300g flour into a bowl, add the eggs, 75g sugar and the yeast and mix everything with a spoon. Slowly add the lukewarm milk and cooled butter. Mix until all ingredients are well combined into a very soft, sticky dough. Cover the bowl with a clean cloth and put in a warm place to rise for 40–60 mins until doubled in volume.
Step 2: To make the crumble, combine the remaining flour with the remaining sugar and chilled butter. Rub the butter into the flour until you have a breadcrumb-like texture. Then leave to chill.
Step 3: When the dough has risen, divide it into six portions, squashing it down slightly and then shape each into a ball on a floured work surface – the dough may still be sticky, so dust it with flour and work quickly. Flatten the balls gently with your hand so that they look like buns. Put on a baking tray lined with baking parchment.
Step 4: Divide the strawberries between the buns, putting them in the centre of each and sprinkle with crumble. Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Bake the buns for 25 mins until puffed and cooked. Cool and then dust with icing sugar, if you like!
And just like that, you have some homemade strawberry crumble buns! A delicious treat just in time for all the warm summer evenings spent by the bbq! We hope you found this guide useful and be sure to let us know in the comments if so!