Bath bun

Follow the recipe or watch Smeg's foodie guide to learn how to make delicous bath buns at home.

Bath Buns


  • 450g plain flour
  • 115g unsalted, soft butter
  • 7g dried yeast
  • Pinch salt
  • 4tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 300ml whole milk
  • A handful of sugar cubes
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Add the flour and butter to the stand mixer bowl. Using the beater attachment, mix together until fine breadcrumbs are formed.
  2. Once combined, add the yeast to one side of the bowl and the salt into the other side. Ensure they don’t directly touch, as this can cause the yeast to deactivate.
  3. Add the caster sugar and gently mix to combine.
  4. Next, crack the eggs into the mix and add the milk.  
  5. Remove the beater attachment and add the dough hook. Allow the mixer to start kneading the dough for around 5 minutes. It should be a really soft, sticky dough.
  6. Transfer the kneaded dough into a floured bowl. Cover with a damp tea towel and allow to prove for 1.5 hours until doubled in size.
  7. Roll into balls, using extra flour to stop it from sticking to your hands. Push a sugar cube into the centre and seal it up.
  8. Place the dough balls onto a lined baking tray and cover with a damp tea towel to prove for a further 30 minutes, until risen.
  9. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200oC.
  10. Once the dough has proved, add into the oven, and bake for 15 minutes until lightly golden.
  11. Remove from the oven and brush with egg wash and crushed sugar cubes.
  12. Add back into the oven for a final 5 minutes.
  13. Enjoy hot with a cup of tea!

Watch the video

Watch Smeg's foodie guide on our youtube channel to see how we create the delicious Bath bun.

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Products Used


Stand mixer, 800 W, Slate Grey, 50's Style
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Oven, Victoria, Galileo cavity: Traditional pyro, 60cm, Thermo-ventilated, Cream, A, Pyrolytic
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