iced buns

3 Jul


the fordhams and the bridewells enjoying iced buns

Quite a while back I decided to embark into the land of bread-making. I only took a small step and decided to make some iced buns, they seemed the simplest and yummiest! I find I get regular cravings for iced buns, like proper have-to-have-one-straight-away cravings.

Here’s the recipe I used. It takes a bit of time (you need to let the dough rise two seperate times) so you may need to book out a Sunday afternoon and you have to eat them pretty much the day you make them but I feel it is totally worth it for the sticky goodness!

You will need:
For the dough
  • 500g strong white flour
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 40g unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 2 x 7g sachets instant yeast
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 150ml warm milk
  • 140ml water
For the icing
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 5 tsp cold water

How you do it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7.

  2. To make the dough, place all the ingredients into a large bowl, holding back a quarter of the water. Stir the mixture with your hands, then slowly add the remaining water to form a dough and knead in the bowl for four minutes.
  3. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead well for 10 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic. Return the dough to the bowl, cover with a damp tea towel and leave to rise in a warm place for one hour.
  4. Divide the dough into 12 pieces, each about 70g, then roll into balls and shape into fingers about 13cm long.
  5. Place the dough fingers onto a greased baking tray, leaving space for them to double in size, then set aside in a warm place for 40 minutes. They should just touch each other when they’ve risen. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes then set them aside to cool.
  6. For the icing, sift the icing sugar in a wide bowl and gradually stir in the cold water to form a thick paste.
  7. Dip the top of the cooled fingers into the icing, smoothing it with your finger, then leave to set on a wire rack.
  8. Serve and revel in the joy of sticky fingers!!!
There you have it a British bakery favourite in your own home.



One Response to “iced buns”

  1. Sophie Brown July 3, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    These look delicious! I’ll have to try them out. Love the Bridewell-Fordhams! XXX

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