These Iced Finger Buns are light, fluffy, and easy to make! They’re just like the ones you’d buy from the bakery, but better because they are homemade. They’re a huge hit with the kids, and you can make them into whatever shape you like (round or long buns) which makes them perfect for the lunchbox.
My kids are fussy and don’t like fruit being added to them, but you could add dry fruit when making them. I have included the recipe instructions for fruit and non-fruit finger buns below. You can freeze these iced finger buns in an airtight container.
What you need
- Baker’s flour
- Dry yeast
- Caster sugar
- Lukewarm water
- Sultanas- optional
- Icing sugar
- Butter or margarine
- sprinkles or coconut – optional
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Iced Finger Buns
- 3 cups bakers flour This is not regular flour. The recipe requires bakers flour which you can find in the baking aisle of Woolworths.
- 2 tsp dry yeast, or 3 if adding dried fruit
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup caster sugar
- 1 tsp oil I use olive oil
- 1 cup luke warm water
- 2/3 cup sultanas- optional
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 2 tbsp butter or margarine
- 1 tsp milk you can use water if you don't have milk
- Combine flour, yeast, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl.
- Add oil and warm water to the flour mix in small increments. Mix until the batter is slightly sticky and comes away from the bowl.
- Knead with hands or a mixer for 5- 10 minutes until dough is elastic, soft and well-combined.
- Optional – Add dried fruit if using it.
- Place dough in a bowl and cover with cling wrap in a warm place to allow the dough to double in size.
- Once the dough has doubled in size, place it on a floured surface and knock back (bang with hands to get out all the air).
- Section the dough into equal-sized portions and roll into desired shapes. They will rise a little more, so don't make them too big.
- Place on a lined large baking tray approximately 1-2cm apart.
- Place in a warm area covered with a tea towel to rise again for 10 minutes.
- Cook at 170°C for 15-20 minutes, regularly checking the colour to ensure the tops are a nice golden colour.
- Mix all icing ingredients togther, and ice bun tops when cooled. Add sprinkles if using them.