Sultana Streusel Buns recipe

My attempt at making this Mary Berry recipe

1y ago

With a bit of time on my hands, having decided to not any work over the Easter weekend, and realising that I'd left it too late in the day, literally to try and make some hot cross buns, I stumbled across this quick recipe for making sultana streusel buns in my Mary Berry Baking Bible.

Sultana Streusel Buns

Pre-heat the oven to 190 C / Gas Mark 5 / 170 C (Fan)

Place fairy cake cases into a 12-hole bun/muffin tin. The recipe makes about 18 buns, but if you don't have two bun tins, you can cook them in two batches.

Measure out the flour, baking powder and butter into a large bowl, and rub together with your fingertips until they resemble breadcrumbs

Next add the sugar and sultanas ...

... and stir them in.

Mix the egg and milk together in a small jug or bowl.

Pour the egg and milk mixture into the dry ingredients.

Beat well until you have a smooth mixture.

Spoon this mixture into the fairy cases.

Then make the streusel topping. Into a bowl add the flour and sugar.

Add the melted butter and use a fork to mix until crumbly. Then sprinkle the mixture over the top of the buns.

Pop the buns in the pre-heated oven and bake for 15 minutes until well risen and firm the to touch.

Once cooked take the buns out of the oven, lift them out of the tin and leave to cool on a wire rake.

Once cooled, sprinkle with icing sugar and serve.


I substituted caster sugar for light brown sugar as that's what I always use.

Likewise for the streusel topping I used light brown sugar too.

The streusel topping ended up clumping together rather than crumbling, which is why I got lumps of streusel on each bun.

I would advise leaving the buns in the tin after taking them out of the oven for a few minutes to let the tin cool down, before gently levering them out with a knife. Otherwise you could burn your fingers.


Oh. My. God! They were actually nicer than I thought they would be. They're very light and tasty.

If there was one improvement I would make, that would be to add a little bit of extra flavour too give it a bit of a kick either cinnamon or mixed spice. But that's just me ;-)

They are tasty, quick to make and a perfect treat for an afternoon snack.

Give them a go and let me know how you get on in the comments.

As for me, I'm off to have a cuppa and I might have an elevenses snack of a streusel bun.


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