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Simply Delicious Sticky Iced Bun Recipe

I wanted to share this wonderful iced bun recipe. Do you find sometimes you crave things you love because they bring back glorious memories of child hood and school dinners? Maybe its the comfort of an era rather than the actual food? I don’t know.

After deciding I needed to make iced buns,I set out working out exactly how to make them. This is a fab recipe, they taste delicious! Although you do have to be patient with it, there’s not much physical cooking time, but there is a considerable amount of proving time. Thus making it a perfect weekend recipe.

How to make Iced Buns

How To Make This Simply Delicious Iced Bun Recipe

You Will Need

For The Buns

  • 125ml milk
  • 75ml water
  • 250g strong white flour, plus extra to dust of the work surfaces
  • 250g plain flour
  • 50g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra to grease1 
  • 7g of fast-action dried yeast
  • 1 medium egg
  • 50g caster sugar

For The Icing

  • 250g icing sugar
recipe for sticky delicious iced buns

Delicious Sticky Ice Bun Recipe

  1. Heat the milk and water until hot but not boiling hot and set aside to cool.
  2. Sift the flours together into a large bowl and stir in the yeast, sugar and 1tsp fine salt.
  3. Now make a well in centre and add the egg, butter and milk mixture into the well and mix together to form a soft dough. ( I used my kitchen aid with the bread paddle)
  4. Tip the dough onto a floured work surface and knead for 10min until smooth and elastic and form into a ball.
  5. Lightly grease a bowl with butter ( Don’t use a metal bowl I found this too cold, plastic worked better) , add the dough and cover with greased clingfilm and leave in a warm place to rise until dough has doubled in size, this takes about 1½ hr.
  6. Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan) mark 6
  7. Line a baking sheet with baking paper and divide the dough into 12 equal pieces. Shape each piece into balls then flatten on top. Now arrange on your baking sheet.
  8. Cover again with greased clingfilm (butter-side down) and leave to prove for 45min or until the buns have risen.
  9. When they have risen bake for 12-15min until  they are golden.
  10. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  11. Sift icing sugar into a bowl and mix in 1½ – 2tbsp of water until its just spreadable, it needs to be quite thick.
  12. When cool, tear buns apart and spread the icing onto the buns with a knife.
  13. Leave to set before serving  
How to make sticky ice buns, an easy to follow recipe

Recipe Variations

Try adding raisins for fruity iced buns, also try out this great Waitrose recipe for fruity Ice Buns.

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Iced Bun Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours

Recipe for sticky delicious iced buns

Ingredients

  • 125ml Milk
  • 250g strong white flour, plus extra to dust of the work surfaces
  • 250g plain flour
  • 50g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra to grease1
  • 7g of fast-action dried yeast
  • 1 medium egg
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 250g icing sugar

Instructions

    1. Heat the milk and water until hot but not boiling hot and set aside to cool.
    2. Sift the flours together into a large bowl and stir in the yeast, sugar and 1tsp fine salt.
    3. Now make a well in centre and add the egg, butter and milk mixture into the well and mix together to form a soft dough. ( I used my kitchen aid with the bread paddle)
    4. Tip the dough onto a floured work surface and knead for 10min until smooth and elastic and form into a ball.
    5. Lightly grease a bowl with butter ( Don't use a metal bowl I found this too cold, plastic worked better) , add the dough and cover with greased clingfilm and leave in a warm place to rise until dough has doubled in size, this takes about 1½ hr.
    6. Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan) mark 6
    7. Line a baking sheet with baking paper and divide the dough into 12 equal pieces. Shape each piece into balls then flatten on top. Now arrange on your baking sheet.
    8. Cover again with greased clingfilm (butter-side down) and leave to prove for 45min or until the buns have risen.
    9. When they have risen bake for 12-15min until they are golden.
    10. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
    11. Sift icing sugar into a bowl and mix in 1½ – 2tbsp of water until its just spreadable, it needs to be quite thick.
    12. When cool, tear buns apart and spread the icing onto the buns with a knife.
    13. Leave to set before serving

Notes

I found the dough rose slower in a kitchen aid metal bowl, once I transfered it to a plastic bowl it was fine.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 291Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 5g

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