Chelsea buns

    Find recipes for traditional currant Chelsea buns or try more modern varieties with chocolate chips or nuts. Be sure to check out all the recipes in our Bread rolls and bun recipe collection.

    7 recipes



    Dish type

    Total time


    15 reviews

    These sweet buns are perfect served lightly buttered for tea. They take a little while to make, but are well worth the effort.

    Recipe by: NALLY

    8 reviews

    This is my mum’s recipe. She used to make them every Sunday for our afternoon tea when I was a child. These days I make it with a dough hook and it is so easy. It smells and taste absolutely delicious, especially with the apricot jam. I make it when friends come round for tea, garden parties and children's picnics.

    Recipe by: Kimm

    11 reviews

    These large, buttery buns are my family's favourite.

    Recipe by: BlueSadie

    3 reviews

    During the 17th and 18th centuries, Londoners would flock to the 'Chelsea Bun House' on Pimlico Road to enjoy these soft, sweet and sticky fruited buns. This version is simple to make and taste fantastic. They are freezer friendly, so feel free to double the batch.

    Recipe by: honeyandspice

    1 review

    This was originally a normal Chelsea bun recipe but being the chocoholic that I am, I decided to spice up the taste with some chocolate in the middle. It has become my speciality as everyone at home just gobbles them up every time :)

    Recipe by: Carjane

    1 review

    A family favourite when we have a cuppa. The type of fruits used can be varied to your own particular taste, for example, reduce the mixed fruit content and replace the removed amount with dried cranberries.

    Recipe by: DorsetJammer

    No reviews

    A wonderful treat which isn't too sweet and sickly. These Chelsea buns are ideal for occasions such as Christmas or Mother's Day when you want something a little bit special.

    Recipe by: EmmaJane27

    1 / 1

    You might also like...

    Doughnuts   (55)
    Rock cakes
    Rock cakes   (19)