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Spiced Buns

A delicious yeast roll made with warm spices and filled with dried currants. Serve them warm for a wonderful breakfast bread.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Author Renee


  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 packages active dry yeast 1/4 ounce each
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  • 3 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup dried currants or raisins
  • 1 egg white slightly beaten


  1. Grease a large bowl and set aside. Grease 2 baking sheets or line them with parchment or non-stick liners.
  2. Whisk together 2 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cardamom in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  3. Heat water and butter in a small saucepan until warm, 120-130 degrees F (butter does not need to melt). Add to flour mixture.
  4. Lightly beat eggs and add to flour mixture.
  5. Blend at low speed using the flat beater until moistened.
  6. Change flat beater to dough hook and turn mixer to recommended setting for the dough hook.
  7. Gradually add currants and enough flour to make a soft dough (it should "clean" the side of the bowl). Knead with mixer/dough hook for 5 minutes.
  8. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and hand knead a few times.
  9. Place dough in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double, about 1 hour.
  10. Punch dough down and transfer to a lightly floured surface. Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness.
  11. Cut out buns with a 2- to 2 1/2-inch round cutter.
  12. Place cut-out rounds 1 1/2-inches apart on baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double, about 30 minutes.
  13. Preheat oven to 350 degrees while buns are on the second rise.
  14. Gently brush tops with egg white. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  15. Remove buns from cookie sheets. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

A recipe for spiced buns, a delicious yeast roll made with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom, and filled with dried currants. It is a great breakfast bread.