Chelsea Buns

Sticky and delicious Chelsea Buns! These lightly spiced buns, filled with raisins, are the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea. Recipe with step-by-step photos.

chelsea buns with cup of tea

Chelsea Buns

If you love American-style Cinnamon Rolls, chances are that you will also love the British counterpart, aka Chelsea Buns. Both are made from a sweet yeasted dough and covered in a sticky glaze, but that is where the similarities end.



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Cream Buns

Classic bakery-style Cream Buns filled with raspberry jam and freshly whipped cream. These soft and fluffy buns are a real tea-time treat! Recipe with step-by-step photos.

cream buns on wire rack

Cream Buns

If you’re familiar with suburban bakeries in Australia, you would be familiar with these Cream Buns. The buns are a lightly sweetened bread dough, often filled with raisins, which are split open and piped with some raspberry jam and fresh cream. So simple but yet so delicious!



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Zopfhasen (Easter Bunny Rolls)

Cute and delicious Zopfhasen, which are Swiss Easter Bunny Rolls, filled with raisins and decorated with pearl sugar. Easy recipe which you can make with the kids, with step-by-step photos.

easter bunny rolls or zopfhasen on wire rack

Zopfhasen

In the lead up to Easter, many bakeries in Switzerland start selling these delicious Zopfhasen, or Easter Bunny Rolls. Or, as my daughter likes to call them, Bunny Buns.



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Dreikönigskuchen (Swiss Three Kings Cake)

Celebrate the Epiphany with a Dreikönigskuchen or Swiss Three Kings Cake. This brioche-like cake is perfect for sharing, and whoever finds the hidden fève is crowned king for the day! Follow my Dreikönigskuchen recipe with step-by-step photos.

dreikönigskuchen on wire rack

Swiss Three Kings Cake

If there is one thing that can chase the post-Christmas blues away, it is the knowledge that the Epiphany is just around the corner. Once all of the Gingerbread Men, Panettone and Fruit Mince Pies have been devoured in the lead-up to Christmas, one can then look forward to the joys of the Dreikönigskuchen to celebrate the Epiphany on 6 January.



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Grittibänz

Fun and delicious Grittibänz, traditional sweet buns which are eaten at Christmas in Switzerland. A great recipe to make with the kids. Follow my delicious Grittibänz recipe with step-by-step photos.

grittibänz on wire rack

Christmas in Switzerland

As soon as the Grittibänz start appearing in the bakeries and supermarkets here in Zurich, my children get very excited because, for them, it is a sign that Christmas is around the corner.

Gingerbread Men are not exactly common here in Switzerland, but these Grittibänz have the same effect on children – they are cute to look at and fun to eat!



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Hot Cross Buns

Light and fluffy Hot Cross Buns with delicious spices and raisins. Recipe with step-by-step photos.

hot cross buns on baking tray with plate of butter

Hot Cross Buns

For as long as I can remember, Easter has always been celebrated in my family with a batch or two of Hot Cross Buns.

This sentiment only amplified when I moved to Switzerland and discovered that these spiced buns were not as universal as the religious festival.



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