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Recipe of the Week | Choc ‘n’ Nut Chelsea Buns

Chocolate and Nut Chelsea Buns

Choc ‘n’ Nut Chelsea Buns

Neatly linking National Baking Week with National Nut Day, these delicious Choc’n’Nuts Chelsea Buns look impressive, yet they are quite easy to prepare and bake.

Bake them this weekend and share with your friends. They’ll love them!

Choc'n'Nuts Chelsea Buns



Recipe taken from the Dairy Diary 2018.

Dairy Diary 2018 now available



Celebrate National Baking Week

Chocolate and Nut Chelsea Buns

Celebrate National Baking Week with these delicious Choc ‘n’ Nut Chelsea Buns

Choc ‘n’ Nut Chelsea Buns

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Calories 342 per portion
Fat 27g (16g sat) per portion
Suitable for vegetarians
Suitable for freezing


  • Strong plain flour 350g (12oz)
  • Caster sugar 50g (2oz)
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Fast-action dried yeast 7g sachet
  • Butter 50g (2oz), melted
  • Egg 1, beaten
  • Milk 150ml (¼ pint), lukewarm
  • Nutella 200g jar
  • Roasted chopped hazelnuts 75g (3oz)
  • Plain chocolate chips 100g (3½oz)
  • Icing sugar for dusting


  1. In a mixing bowl stir together flour, sugar, salt and yeast. Mix together butter, egg and milk in a jug then pour into the bowl and mix together to form a dough. On a floured surface knead the dough for 5-10 minutes then roll out to a rectangle 25 x 35cm (10 x 14in).
  2. Spread Nutella onto dough leaving one long edge clear. Sprinkle with half the nuts and chocolate chips. Roll up towards clear edge and press well to join.
  3. Slice dough into 12 and place in a buttered 18 x 28cm  (7 x 11in) traybake tin in three rows of four. Cover loosely with oiled cling film and leave in a warm place until doubled in size.
  4. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°fan/Gas 6. Bake for 20-30 minutes until firm. Transfer to a rack, scatter with chocolate chips, nuts and icing sugar.

Recipe taken from the Dairy Diary 2018.

Dairy Diary 2018 now available



National Baking Week

National Baking Week recipes

This week is National Baking Week and it just so happens to be my birthday week too!

For the past few days I have been leaving cookbooks open at appropriate pages hoping that my hints for a gorgeous homemade birthday cake will come to fruition.

I just hope it’s my other half
who takes the hint rather than
my children, whose attempts
could be calamitous!

National Baking Week was set up to celebrate good old British baking and to raise vital funds for Great Ormand Street Children’s Hospital (GOSH).

Baking is all about having fun, whether baking to relax, baking with your children, baking with friends, or simply enjoying the fruits of your labour with a cuppa. Why not host a bake sale at work, school or at a local event?

Visit the website for a downloadable info pack http://www.nationalbakingweek.co.uk/downloads.

Here are the recipes I have been hinting at. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

National Baking Week recipes

Frosty Top Lemon Loaf  and Cranberry Bread Pudding


Take a Box of Eggs, Dairy CookbookThe delicious Cranberry Bread Pudding
recipe is just one of 100 fabulous recipes
you can find in the new Take a Box of Eggs
cookbook available now for just £7.49.

Take a closer look!





National Baking Week

National Baking Week

National Baking Week

Baking is trendy once more thanks to BBC’s Great British Bake-Off.

Strangely compelling and featuring cookery legend Mary Berry, the program has reignited interest in this culinary delight (despite Mel and Sue popping up with ‘amusing’ comments throughout).

With most forms of cooking, you can get away with throwing a few ingredients together without propensity for disaster.

With baking, however, it really is a scientific art and without the right ratios of ingredients, it simply doesn’t work.

That’s why recipes are so crucial for us mere mortals for which this science is something of a mystery.

The Dairy Diary and Dairy Book of Home Cookery are packed with baking recipes; in fact the latter features a staggering 167 breads, pies, bakes and cakes!

So don your pinny….get….set…..bake! 

How about this amazing…

Chocolate Layer Cake from the Dairy Book of Home CookeryChocolate Layer Cake
Recipe taken from Dairy Book of Home Cookery



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