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BATH BUNS

 

 

 

The Bath bun is a rich, round yeast leaven sweet roll that has a lump of sugar baked in the bottom and more crushed sugar sprinkled on top after baking. Variations in ingredients include candied fruit peel, currants or larger raisins or sultanas.

It has been claimed that William Oliver, inventor of the Bath Oliver dry biscuit, also invented the Bath bun, but that it proved too fattening for his rheumatic patients. It is more likely that the Bath bun is descended from the 18th century 'Bath cake'. References to Bath buns date from 1763, and they are still produced in the Bath area of England. The original 18th century recipe used a brioche or rich egg and butter dough which was then covered with caraway seeds, coated in several layers of sugar similar to French dragée.

The 18th century 'Bath cake' may have been the original of the Sally Lunn bun although this is disputed, but the Sally Lun bun also originates from Bath.

BATH BUNS

 

 

 

The Bath bun is a rich, round yeast leaven sweet roll that has a lump of sugar baked in the bottom and more crushed sugar sprinkled on top after baking. Variations in ingredients include candied fruit peel, currants or larger raisins or sultanas.

It has been claimed that William Oliver, inventor of the Bath Oliver dry biscuit, also invented the Bath bun, but that it proved too fattening for his rheumatic patients. It is more likely that the Bath bun is descended from the 18th century 'Bath cake'. References to Bath buns date from 1763, and they are still produced in the Bath area of England. The original 18th century recipe used a brioche or rich egg and butter dough which was then covered with caraway seeds, coated in several layers of sugar similar to French dragée.

The 18th century 'Bath cake' may have been the original of the Sally Lunn bun although this is disputed, but the Sally Lun bun also originates from Bath.

comments (25)

  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Nov 2014, 04:51
I think when you eat one, it gives you energy for the rest of the day??
These two people are waiting too long to make their decision, just go in and buy.... you are on vacation grin...
ww.sallylunns.co.uk/history/
Chris: I remember eating these as a child Astrid, they're a bit too sweet for me these days
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 5 Nov 2014, 06:22
I don't like them very much - what about you, Chris?
Chris: Too sweet Lisl: kiddies' food
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: Where the sun rises first in England
  • 5 Nov 2014, 07:12
The women in black is waiting hopefully for some customers . Unless she is a reflection from the street.
Chris: A reflection I think
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Nov 2014, 07:22
Oh, my first word was: scones! But these sweets are buns, the famous Bath buns which already Beau Nash and Jane Austen did enjoy - I would like to visit this café and to try them - does the word 'bun' come from 'bunny'? You are watering my mouth!
Chris: A rabbit is a bunny in English Philine. Scones & buns are very different things
Full of evil sugar
Chris: Precisely Jim
Now I know why we've never had them while with you or Lisl...too sweet. They'd be too sweet for me, too, but they sure make a good photo op! Just give me a scone with clotted cream and I'll be your happy camper forever. HA!
Chris: I'm with you on that one Ginnie
sounds far too sweet. I'd rather have lardy cake (except that I am not eating stuff like that on account of being under tall for my weight )
Chris: Lardy cakes are the COMISTIBLES OF THE DEVIL!
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 5 Nov 2014, 07:57
Little known about these days Tiff. It could not compete on the world stage with the likes of the Eccles cake or the Bakewell tart. Some people make a poor substitute Bath bun. All very sad.
Chris: The exact nature of the ones we ate as children has now vanished, I feel these are an ersatz version
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Nov 2014, 08:05
I'll take both stands, please, and that large teapot. That wwill do nicely. Ah.. thinking of a cuppa...
Chris: Get back to work!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Nov 2014, 08:06
I have a similar issue as Bill when it comes to my weight. I have to remind my GP that I am the right weight but I need to be taller.
Chris: Hahaha - very good!
I will try them all some day. That is a very large teapot!
Chris: For drinking gallons of tea!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Nov 2014, 10:43
"Though, to be sure, the keep of two will be more than of one, I will endeavor to make the difference less by disordering my stomach with Bath buns."
Jane Austen to Cassandra, January 3, 1801

Jane Austen was only too familiar with Bath Buns. She often found it necessary to sneak them surreptitiously into her room to augment the rather meagre meals given by her well-meaning but rather stingy Aunt Leigh Perrot.
Chris: An interesting snippet of history Philine
  • Philine
  • United States
  • 5 Nov 2014, 10:52
Looks tempting:, time for teasmile
Chris: After you, I'm on a low sugar diet..
They look rather nice, I'd at least give them a try even though my weight is a tad too much for my height, tad of course being a flexible sort of word!
Chris: Tad is very flexible Brian
they look like they are scrutinizing the menu and trying to make up their mind, while another potential customer is waiting patiently behind. nice candid Chris
Chris: Thank you Ayush
I might be tempted to take a nibble or two, Chris, just to see what they taste like.
Chris: You should Bev, they're world famous
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 Nov 2014, 13:19
Sally Lunn must have had some nice buns as well.
Chris: Some of the best Louis
Perhaps we should visit Bath for the next SC outing!
Chris: You'd get fat if you ate these Tom!
I would certainly like to try one Chris
Chris: One day Janet..
Well, I never knew that, I should be ashamed after living there for all those years.
Chris: Ooh Pauline!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Nov 2014, 17:42
They look delicious don't they - not good for me though ;o)

Have you found a new coffee shop yet Chris - I was looking today, but didn't see one that I fancied that had wifi.
Chris: There are some in Kingsmead Square you might approve of
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Nov 2014, 18:11
Spoilt for choice
Chris: Bath Buns are pretty famous pastries Anne but a bit too sweet for me
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Nov 2014, 06:38
Whatever...let's do coffee and bun!
Hmmm - sounds yummy! I like your shot - showing the lovely buns, with this couple trying to make up their mind! smile

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