Salted Caramel Manuka Honey Buns

Salted Caramel Manuka Honey Buns

240 ml warm water
2 Tbsp Vegetable oil
2 Tbsp Nature’s Gold MGO 30 Manuka Honey
Good pinch Salt
1 ½ tsp dry yeast (in sachet)
415g plain flour, sifted.

Caramel Topping:

250g butter at room temperature
110g Brown Sugar
1 tsp mixed spice
3 Tbsp Nature’s Gold MGO 30 Manuka Honey
1 good pinch course sea salt
Chopped Almonds, Pecans or Walnuts to decorate


  1. Combine all the ingredients for the dough into a large mixing bowl and stir well until the mixture is smooth and totally combined.
  2. Once combined, flour your work surface and knead for approximately 10 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic in texture.
  3. Place the dough into a large oiled bowl.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm spot for an hour or until dough has doubled in size.
  5. Once the dough has risen, cut it into 8 equal size pieces and roll into ball shapes. Preheat the oven to 180C and cover the dough balls while you prepare the topping.
  6. Combine all the caramel topping ingredients, apart from the nuts into a large bowl and stir well until all ingredients are blended evenly.
  7. Spread the caramel mixture onto the sides and bottom of a cake tin, or as I preferred to use a glass casserole dish, so that I could keep an eye on the buns as they cook.
  8. Place a small handful of nuts evenly over the caramel mixture at the bottom of the dish and place your buns on top of the caramel.
  9. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden. If they are starting to brown too much cover with foil.
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a good 20 minutes allowing the caramel to thicken and glaze as it cools.  Add a few extra chopped nuts if you wish.
  11. Invert the buns onto a serving plate.