Sunday, 28 April 2013

Get Your Buns Out!

I am told Chelsea buns originate, unsurprisingly, from Chelsea and were first created there in the 18th century.  Sticky, sweet, spiced currant buns that are light and dense at the same time and perfect with a cup of tea.  It's easy to see how these have stood the test of time and remain a stalwart of the English teatime tradition 300 years on.  However, for the best example today, one needs to look beyond Chelsea.  In the heart of Cambridge, Fitzbillies has been making and baking its' Chelsea buns since it first opened its doors in 1922.  And there is no better bun.  To get your hands on one of these, you don't even need to leave the city walls, as they take email orders and ship these out twice weekly to their loyal worldwide fanbase.  A wonderful alternative birthday teatime treat perhaps?  Or perfect for a picnic with one word of warning...knife and fork definitely required!

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