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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 2.76 / 5 (33 votes)

Prep time:
30 min, plus 1 hr and 15 mins rising time
Cook time:
20 min
makes 9

For a sweet treat, indulge in Paul Hollywood's traditional Cornish splits filled with strawberry jam and cream


1. Place the yeast, sugar, flour, butter and salt into a large bowl.

2. Make a well in the centre and slowly pour in the warm milk. Bring together to form a smooth dough.

3. Turn the dough out on to a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes, until smooth.

4. Return the dough to the bowl, cover and leave to rise for 1 hour, until doubled in size.

5. Divide the dough into 9 pieces and shape into balls. Place the dough balls into small dishes that have been lightly buttered and floured.

6. Leave to rise for a further 15 minutes.

7. Preheat the oven to 220C/gas 8. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until browned and puffed.

8. When cool, split and fill with strawberry jam and whipped cream. Dust with icing sugar and serve.

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Latest Comment


I am Cornish and no self respecting Cornish person would ever consume whipped cream on a split! Clotted cream is used with strawberry Jam . What the hell woulda he Scouser Hollywood know about Cornish traditional food?

MichaelB330 MichaelB330  Posted 14 Jul 2014 8:36 PM

The sugar weights are wrong in this recipe. I made it and they didn't really rise much. They're in the oven now and look like bricks!!! I've looked on other recipes on other websites and they all say 1 tablespoon of sugar - NOT 210g. Someone seriously got this recipe wrong and I for one will NOT be using it again. Be warned other foodies - don't use this recipe!

ChantalS2289 ChantalS2289  Posted 04 Mar 2010 2:03 PM