500ml flour
15ml baking powder
1,25ml salt
125g unsalted butter (hard butter)
1 eggs
185ml milk
5 Tblsp melted unsalted butter
125ml honey
125ml chopped pecan nuts
sesame seeds for sprinkling (optional)

  • Sift all the dry ingredients together
  • Grate the hard butter into the sifted dry ingredients & rub it in lightly with your fingertips, until the mixture becomes crumbly
  • Beat the egg with the milk & stir in the flour mixture to form a soft dough
  • Knead lightly, roll into rectangular shape & brush with just over half of the melted butter, spread half the honey & sprinkle the pecan nuts
  • Roll the dough up length wise & cut into 3cm slices
  • Grease a muffin pan & place the slices into the moulds
  • Mix the remaining honey, melted butter together & brush the buns (reserving a little) then sprinkle with the sesame seeds or pecan nuts
  • Bake at 200°C for 15 minutes, until golden brown
  • Brush the buns again with the remaining honey & butter mixture as soon as they come out the oven

(Makes 12)


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