Strawberry buns with custard recipe

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  • Vegetarian
makes: 8
Skill: medium
Cost: cheap
Prep: 30 min
Cooking: 40 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 251 kCal 13%
Fat 19g 27%
  -  Saturates 9g 45%
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  • These delicious soft homemade buns are packed with a light creamy custard and finished with fresh strawberries which make a mouth-watering combination. Great for sharing with friends and family, these strawberry buns with custard are easy to make and once you’ve perfected these tasty treats you’ll want to make them time and time again. This recipe makes 8 medium sized buns and has been triple tested in the Woman’s Weekly kitchens.


    • 60g butter
    • 75g plain flour
    • 2 medium eggs, beaten
    • 600ml milk
    • 4 rounded tbsp custard powder
    • 2 tbsp caster sugar
    • 100ml double whipping cream
    • 200g strawberries
    • 1tsp rose water
    • Icing sugar, for dusting
    • You will also need:
    • 1 baking sheet, lined with baking parchment
    • 1cm (½in) fluted piping nozzle, optional


    • To make the buns, put the butter and 150ml water in a small pan and heat until the butter melts. Bring the mixture to the boil and quickly add the flour. Beat well off the heat to a smooth dough.

    • Cool for 5 mins, then add half the egg, beating well, then gradually beat in more egg to get a shiny pastry.

    • Set the oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas Mark 7. Spoon 8 mounds of pastry onto the baking sheet.

    • Bake for 30 mins. Turn the buns over on the baking sheet and bake for 5 mins, until crisp. Cool on a wire rack.

    • While the buns are cooking, make a thick custard with the milk, custard powder and sugar. Chill. When ready to use, beat the custard until smooth and mix in the whipped cream. Hull and chop strawberries and stir in the rose water and a little sugar, if needed, to sweeten. Cut the tops almost off the buns and spoon or pipe custard inside, then add strawberry mixture. Put lids back on and dust with icing sugar. Serve within a couple of hours.

    Top tip for making Strawberry buns with custard

    You could try this recipe with other fresh berries such as raspberries or blueberries instead

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