Triple Chocolate and Ginger Chelsea Buns

Looking for a sweet treat for your lunchbox? Give this delicious Chelsea Bun recipe a go! It's the perfect combination of chocolate and ginger...

10 Portions

Difficult 60 Minutes



For the recipe  Triple Chocolate and Ginger Chelsea Buns

For the Dough:

500 g Strong White Bread Flour
7 g Fast-action dried yeast
75 g Caster Sugar
about 3 g Salt (1 pinch)
5 g Ground Cinnamon (1 tsp)
5 g Ground Ginger (1 tsp)
50 g Unsalted butter
300 ml Soy Milk
100 g Dr. Oetker 72% Extra Dark Chocolate

For the Filling:

50 g Unsalted butter (softened)
100 g Mixed Dried Fruit
100 g Crystalised Ginger
100 g Dr. Oetker Milk Chocolate Chips
50 g Dr. Oetker Dark Chocolate Chips

To Decorate:

100 g Apricot Jam
50 g Dr. Oetker 26% White Chocolate




Triple Chocolate and Ginger Chelsea Buns

Place the fruit into a bowl, cover with boiling water and set aside. 


To make the dough, combine the flour, yeast and sugar in a large mixing bowl and sprinkle over the salt. Over a low heat melt the butter and Dark Chocolate in a small saucepan. Once melted, add the milk and continue to heat until it reaches 37°.


Tip the milk mix into the flour mixture and bring together with fingertips until a sticky dough forms. Tip it out on to a work surface and knead until it comes together. It is quite a wet mixture so this may take about 10 minutes. 


Place in an oiled bowl, cover with cling film and leave until doubled in size. Preheat the oven to 200°C (180° Fan, Gas Mark 6).


Tip on to a floured surface and roll out into large rectangle about 5mm thick.  Spread with the softened butter. 


To make the filling, drain the fruit and combine with the remaining filling ingredients. Sprinkle over the buttered dough. 


Starting from a long side, roll in to a fairly tight, long sausage. Divide into 12 pieces. Arrange on a 35cm x 26cm deep sided roasted tin, cut side up. Cover with cling film and leave to prove until only about 1cm of space remains between each bun. 


Bake in the centre of the oven for 15-18 minutes. Remove from the oven, whilst hot glaze with the apricot jam. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely. Once cooled melt the white chocolate and drizzle using a teaspoon over the top of the Chelsea buns. 

Nutritional Information for the recipe Triple Chocolate and Ginger Chelsea Buns

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 2311 kJ
552 kcal
1444 kJ
345 kcal
Fat 20.29 g 12.68 g
Carbohydrate 81.32 g 50.82 g
Protein 9.68 g 6.05 g
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