Miss Frugal and I are planning a little bit of a mini afternoon tea at home this afternoon so I thought I’d have a go at making some mini iced buns to serve. I had a good look online for a good iced bun recipe but in the end I went for a bit of a mix of them all as they were all pretty different calling for everything from salt to lemon rind and from vanilla to cinnamon. I even came across one that just involved adding sugar to a shop bought bread mix which is worth considering if you want even less faff than my super easy version….
Super easy iced bun recipe
For the iced buns:
- 500g bread flour
- 75g sugar
- 35g butter
- 2 eggs
- 14g instant yeast (2x 7g sachets)
- 150ml warm milk
- 50ml water
For the icing:
- 200g icing sugar
- 5 tsp lemon juice
- Start by adding all of the dried ingredients into a mixing bowl – we just used the bowl from our mixer as we were going to be using that to mix everything together with our newfound dough hooks.
- Next make a well in the mix and add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl.
- This is where we sat back for a couple of minutes and let the mixer do all the hard work but fair play to you if you’re doing it by hand as I hate getting my hands really sticky.
- When everything is combined, turn out your dough onto a floured surface and knead it for about 5-10 minutes bearing in mind that you might need to add some more flour if your dough is particularly sticky.
- When your arms ache and you can’t knead anymore then you need to leave your dough in a warm place for an hour to prove.
- We then divided the dough into 15 pieces and made little fat sausage shapes out of them before popping them on to our silicone baking tray (better for non-stickiness).
- I preheated the oven to about 220 and left the baking trays near the oven while it was eating up to let the buns prove a little bit more.
- The buns cook quite quickly so I would check them after 7 minutes and expect them to be done by 10 minutes – ours took 9 minutes.
- Let them cool completely before making your icing using just the icing sugar and the lemon juice and spreading it on the top of the buns.
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