Strawberry buns: Turn the kettle on for this tasty treat

Baking buns is fun and these sweet strawberry buns are perfect for brunch time and tea time with all of your best friends.


We know you’ve made some of our cinnabuns with cream cheese topping and there are many more ways to have fun with a similar recipe. We all love strawberries and these strawberry buns are a great alternative for dessert or tea time. If you love baking decadent desserts, this recipe is no different and your kitchen will smell incredible, just like it did with the cinnabuns. So, it’s time to invite friends over and put the kettle on for this treat.

Strawberry buns suggestions

If you have your own strawberry jam recipe, just like the one below, feel free to use it and you can use any other homemade jam if you want something extra. Just whip everything together for the recipe and enjoy. However, keep in mind the dough needs about 3+ hours to get to the perfect condition, so patience is a good idea. They go great with a hot cup of coffee or tea with friendly conversation and of course, gossip at brunch.

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Baking buns is fun and these sweet strawberry buns are perfect for brunch time and tea time with all of your best friends.

Last updated on 22 February 2023

Strawberry buns recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Irene Muller Course: Breakfast, BrunchCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Moderate
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  • For the dough
  • 80 g 80 unsalted butter

  • 300 ml 300 milk

  • 1 cup 1 plan all-purpose flour (sifted)

  • 1 tbsp 1 active dry yeast

  • 1 tsp 1 cinnamon powder

  • ½ cup ½ caster sugar

  • 1 1 egg

  • ½ tsp ½ salt

  • For the strawberry jam
  • 500 g 500 fresh strawberries, rinsed and sliced

  • 2 tbsp 2 honey

  • 1 tbsp 1 water

  • For the strawberry filling
  • 2 punnets 2 sliced strawberries

  • 2 tbsp 2 honey

  • For the cream cheese filling
  • 1 cup 1 cream cheese

  • 4 tbsp 4 homemade strawberry jam

  • For the topping
  • 3 tbsp 3 homemade strawberry jam

  • 125 ml 125 cream


  • For the dough
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan, pour in the milk and bring to a boil on medium to low heat.  Remove from the heat and allow to cool down slightly to room temperature. (This process helps to create a fluffy texture when baked)
  • Using a stand-mixer with a dough-hook, place all dry ingredients into the bowl. Add the milk and butter mixture. Knead the dough on low speed until combined to form a ball.
  • Add the egg and knead further. Turn up the speed until the dough comes together into a ball and until a silky-smooth texture. (The kneading can also be done by hand if you don’t have a stand mixer)
  • Cover with a tea towel for 30 minutes. Knead again for 3 minutes and repeat a second time.
  • After the second time place in the fridge for 3 hours.
  • Homemade strawberry jam
  • Place 500g strawberries in a saucepan with 1 tablespoon water and honey.
  • Let it simmer for 20 min or until it has a thick consistency. 
  • Remove from the heat and let it cool.
  • For the strawberries
  • Clean and slice another 500g strawberry and heat up with the honey for 10 min on low heat. The strawberries must still keep their shape. Set aside and let it cool.
  • Mix the cream cheese and strawberry jam together and set aside.
  • Line a round baking tray with grease-proof paper.
  • Remove the rested dough from the fridge. Slice in half and roll it out using a lightly floured rolling pin into a rectangle shape.
  • Spoon the strawberry jam along one long edge (leave 2-3 tablespoons for brushing over once cooked and some for the rest of the dough) Add a few spoonfuls of the cooked fresh strawberry mixture and gently roll up the pasty to resemble a long log shape. starting with the Jam edge. (Don’t worry if it’s a bit lumpy and uneven that adds to the rustic charm)
  • Gently slice the log up into 3cm wide cross-sections so you can see the spiral formation.
  • Pack the slices into the baking tray so they are touching each other. Push the remaining strawberry slices on the top.
  • Repeat the process for the other half of the dough. Until round baking tray is filled.
  • Place a tea towel over the top and allow to rest for 1 hour or until the buns have risen.
  • Baking
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C / 356°F.
  • Bake the buns for 18-20 minutes or until they are lightly golden brown and have risen further.
  • Add the cream and homemade jam to a small saucepan on medium heat. Allow to heat up until its a runny consistency. 
  • While the buns are still warm drizzle over the top. 


  • Serve while it’s warm

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