Ingredients

  • 500g/1lb 2oz strong white flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 x 7g sachet fast-acting yeast
  • 300ml/10fl oz milk
  • 40g/1½oz unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing the tin
  • 1 free-range egg
  • vegetable oil, for greasing

For the filling

  • 25g/1oz unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 orange, zest only, grated
  • 1 x 300g jar of Cumberland Tea Nicky (remove from jar and mix well to soften)

To Decorate

  • 1 heaped tbsp apricot jam
  • 200g/7oz icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 orange, zest only, grated

Method

  1. Place the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl and stir until thoroughly combined. Make a well in the centre of the flour and pour in the yeast.
  2. Warm the milk and butter in a small saucepan until the butter is melted and the mixture is lukewarm. Pour into the flour mixture, add the egg and stir thoroughly until the contents of the bowl come together as a soft dough.
  3. Tip the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead well for five minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic. Place the dough into an oiled bowl and leave to rise, covered with a damp tea towel for one hour or until doubled in size.
  4. Tip the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Roll out dough into a rectangle about 30x20cm/12x8in.
  5. Brush all over with the melted butter. Evenly sprinkle the orange zest over the buttered surface, then dot over the Cumberland Tea Nicky and spread evenly. Roll the opposite long side of the dough towards you quite tightly, until the roll is complete and tight. With a sharp knife cut into thick rounds – about 4cm/1¾in.
  6. Grease a deep roasting tin or baking tray thoroughly with butter. Place the buns, cut side up, into the greased baking tray leaving about 1cm/½in of space in between each bun. Check after 15 minutes or so and cover the buns with foil if they are getting too brown.
  7. Remove the buns from the oven and let them cool slightly before transferring them from the tin to a cooling rack.
  8. Melt the jam in a small saucepan with a splash of water until smooth. Brush the jam over the buns to glaze and allow to cool.
  9. Mix together the icing sugar, orange zest and two tbsp cold tea. Drizzle the icing over the cooled buns and allow to set before serving.