Sweet roll

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Sweet roll
Chelsea Buns.jpg
A Chelsea bun, a type of currant bun, a popular sweet roll from the United Kingdom
Alternative names Sweet bun
Type Sweet bread
Cookbook: Sweet roll  Media: Sweet roll

A sweet roll or sweet bun refers to any of a number of sweet, baked, yeast-leavened breakfast or dessert foods. They may contain spices, nuts, candied fruits, etc., and are often glazed or topped with icing.[1] Compared to regular bread dough, sweet roll dough generally has higher levels of sugar, fat, eggs, and yeast.[2] They are often round,[3] and are small enough to comprise a single serving.[4] These differ from pastries, which are made from a paste-like batter;[5] from cakes, which are typically unleavened or chemically leavened;[6] and from doughnuts, which are deep fried.[7]

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  1. ^ "Sweet roll". Dictionary.reference.com. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  2. ^ Ponte, Joseph G.; Payne, Joel D. (2000). Bakery Processes, Yeast-Raised Products. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN 9780471238966. Archived from the original on 5 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "bun". Oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  4. ^ "roll noun (BREAD)". Dictionary.cambridge.org. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  5. ^ "Pastry". Reference.com. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  6. ^ "Cake". Merriam-webster.com. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  7. ^ "Doughnut". Dictionary.reference.com. Retrieved 2012-05-14.