These Devonshire splits are sure to impress and are quite easy to make. In this recipe I give super simple to follow instructions so that you can be munching down on these tasty treats in no time.
- 250g Plain white flour
- 250g Very strong white bread flour
- 1 tsp Salt
- 7g Easy bake yeast
- 60g Golden caster sugar
- 60g Stork or similar
- 260ml milk
- 1 egg
- Strawberry jam
- Whipping cream
- Icing sugar for dusting (optional)
- Melt the butter in a saucepan and set to one side.
- Mix together both of the flours, the salt, the yeast and sugar in a large bowl.
- Then add the melted butter and the milk to make a soft dough.
- Knead the dough on a floured work surface for ten minutes.
- Split the dough into ten equal parts and then roll into slightly flattened balls.
- Place on a baking sheet and cover with a clean tea towel to proof.
- Once the dough has been left for about an hour, you should see a notable difference in size which means that the dough is ready.
- Preheat the oven to 200 (fan = 180 and gas = 6).
- Crack the egg into a cup and whisk with a fork.
- Brush the rolls with a thin layer of the egg and then bake for 20 minutes in the centre of the oven.
- Once brown, take out to cool on a wire rack.
- Cut a slit into each roll.
- Whisk the cream until it becomes stiff (an electric whisk is best for this).
- Spread a thick layer of jam into the slit and then fill with cream.
- Pop a dot of jam on the top of each bun for decoration and then sprinkle with icing sugar.
- These must be stored in the fridge and eaten within two days.
- As ovens seem to vary so much you may need to experiment a little with the baking time.
- Whipping cream is any cream that says that it is suitable for whipping.
- It takes a good five minutes using an electric whisk to get the cream to stiffen up.
- When proofing, leave room for the buns to expand.
- Using a piping bag for the cream would make the Devonshire splits look more professional.
If you have a go at making these then I would love to hear how you get on. If you follow me on social media you could even tag me in a pic so I see your buns! If you have enjoyed this recipe then you may like to have a look at my other recipes too, like my peanut butter and chocolate brownies. As always, I love to hear from you.