Boston Bun Recipe

Boston Bun
Yield: 2

Boston Bun Recipe

Boston Bun Recipe

The Boston Bun is traditionally made with mashed potatoes, which were used as a cheaper substitute for flour in the early twentieth century. Don't dismiss it until you've given it a shot! This fruit bun is light and moist thanks to the addition of mashed potatoes. It's impossible not to love this classic sweet treat when it's topped with a thick and fluffy icing.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 275 grams Luke Warm Water
  • 5 teaspoons Yeast
  • 550 grams bakers flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons milk powder
  • 2 teaspoons bread improver
  • 65 grams sugar
  • 45 grams soft butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 100 grams sultanas
  • 100 grams currants
  • 75 grams Copha at room temperature
  • 150 grams icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract/essence


    1. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except the fruit
    2. Mix for 40 seconds at speed 3
    3. Knead for 7 minute
    4. Knead in the fruit for 1 minute
    5. Remove from bowl and set aside for 15 minutes in a warm place to prove.
    6. Knock it down and divide the dough in half. 2. Form two round balls and place them on a nonstick tray to prove for up to an hour, or until they have doubled in size.
    7. Bake for 30 minutes at 180 degrees Fahrenheit.
    8. Mix all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl for 5 minutes on high speed. 3. Boston Bun on ice

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per ServingCalories 640Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 16mgSodium 413mgCarbohydrates 133gFiber 5gSugar 57gProtein 12g

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