Fruit Buns

Tucked away in the Melbourne suburb of Spotswood lies a vibrant Aussie bakery with an American twist. Throw in the Italian and Greek owners and you’ve got an eclectic mix of flavours, textures and colours. Australian Baking Business catches up with the team behind Candied Bakery and they share their delicious fruit bun recipe.

Fruit Buns


500g organic white
250g sourdough starter
10g fresh yeast
50g caster sugar
200ml orange juice
100ml lukewarm milk
300g dried fruit
2 free range eggs
1 tsp cinnamon
200g butter


Mix all ingredients, minus the butter, until the mixture comes together;
Slowly add butter and mix on second speed until the mixture appears clear;
Let the mixture ferment for three hours;
Scale the mixture at 90g;
Egg wash the buns and sprinkle with sugar; and
Bake at around 200°C for approximately 15 minutes.

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