Sweet roll

A sweet roll (or sweet bun) refers to any kind of bread roll or bun that is made to taste sweet. They are eaten as a breakfast or dessert food. They may contain spices, nuts, fruits, and are often glazed or topped with icing.[1] Compared to regular bread dough, sweet roll dough generally has more sugar, fat, eggs and yeast.[2] They are often round,[3] and are small enough to be eaten by one person.[4] They are different to pastries, which are made from a paste-like batter,[5] and cakes, which are usually not leavened like bread is.[6] They are also not the same as doughnuts, which are deep fried.[7]

Sweet roll
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A Chelsea bun, a type of fruit bun popular in the United Kingdom
Alternative namesSweet bun
TypeSweet bread

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  1. "Sweet roll". Dictionary.reference.com. Retrieved 2012-05-14.
  2. Ponte, Joseph G.; Payne, Joel D. and updated by staff (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. Archived from the original on 2012-05-23. Retrieved 2012-05-14.
  4. "roll noun (BREAD)". Dictionary.cambridge.org. Retrieved 2012-05-14.
  5. "Pastry". Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2012-01-06. Retrieved 2012-05-14.
  6. "Cake". Merriam-webster.com. Retrieved 2012-05-14.
  7. "Doughnut". Dictionary.reference.com. Retrieved 2012-05-14.