Easy iced buns

Easy iced buns

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(16 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 15 mins Plus rising

Easy

Makes 20
Kids will love these old fashioned iced buns, get them to help you decorate them too!

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze un-decorated

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal183
  • fat1g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs42g
  • sugars25g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.46g
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Ingredients

  • 500g white bread mix (we used Wright's)
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
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  • 350g icing sugar
  • sprinkles (plus food colouring, if you like)

Method

  1. Pulse together the bread mix and sugar in a food processor or table-top mixer. While the motor is running, add the egg and about 250-300ml lukewarm water, until a soft dough is formed. Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth, about 5-10 mins. Leave in an oiled bowl, covered with oiled cling film, in a warm place until doubled in size – about 1 hr.

  2. Knock back dough by squashing with your fist, and divide into 20 even-sized pieces – keep covered with a clean tea towel so they don’t dry out. Shape each into a sausage and place on an oiled baking tray. Cover with oiled cling film and rise until doubled in size again.

  3. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Remove film and cook buns on top shelf for 8-10 mins, until golden. Cool on a wire rack. To decorate, mix icing sugar with a little water until stiff but spreadable – add food colouring, if you like. Dip in the top of each bun and scatter with sprinkles.

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lisa-joe
17th Feb, 2012
4.05
This dough was so sticky I swore I wouldn't make it again........Until I ate one! Very tasty, much better than the bakery ones. I made the dough in the bread machine. I tried it again but scooped the dough into a medium silicone roasting tray rose it, baked it at 170 instead of 180 for approximately an extra 10 minutes. Cut into 12 squares and iced. Yummy and no sticky fingers!
amandacook1
17th Feb, 2012
Try slicing in half and putting jam and fresh cream inside. So so good but not for the waist line??
parisblue
15th Feb, 2012
4.05
Made these today... Throw them away ,,,, had a problem with icing sugar as it had a chemical taste ... Don't know why but a shame really
nevetaylor
15th Feb, 2012
5.05
still they need to make it easy and put ingredients up the top and actually put the ingredients other than thatg i loved them :)
browneyedsam
13th Feb, 2012
I made this with my 8 year old daughter and she loved it - very simple to bake with kids and she got very creative with the decorating
lwills
28th Nov, 2011
4.05
Just made this for the first time, I used the Wright's white bread mix. They are really good although tougher then the usual iced buns you buy from the shops. Thats probably because they have less rubbish in them! Really tasty and relatively easy to make. The dough is sticky and the icing sugar is too much but will be making them again.
flowwerbe1l
4th Nov, 2011
5.05
I have made this recipe up again. This time I divided the mixture into 12 round rolls instead. After I used the doughnut filling nozzle from our cheap icing kit to fill the buns with homemade stewed apples. I then iced as above (but left out the sprinkles). They were another fantastic version of an old favorite!
flowwerbe1l
22nd Oct, 2011
5.05
A couple of expats looking for a taste from home. We used a 500g loaf recipe for our breadmaker. After making up the recipe we thought it was a bit too soggy and added about a scant half cup of flour extra. They were great and we still have over half in the freezer for a rainy/ snowy day! Who says 'bread won't rise at altitude'!
mdarmody
22nd Oct, 2011
Followed recipe to the letter and failed, would be better if they had mentioned you need yeast with other bread flour
veacoker
10th Oct, 2015
Don't blame the recipe if you don't read it! It clearly says to use bread MIX not flour.

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