Finger Buns

    1 hour

    Popular in South Australia, finger buns are a great morning or afternoon tea option. Now I don't live there anymore I find this recipe gets a lot more use.


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    Makes: 16 buns

    • Bun
    • 2 (7g) packets of dry yeast
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1 cup warm milk
    • 4 cups plain flour
    • 80g butter
    • 1/2 cup warm water
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 egg, lightly whisked
    • 1 cup mixed fruit
    • 1/2 cup coconut
    • Glaze
    • 1/4 cup apricot jam
    • 1 teaspoon gelatine
    • 2 teaspoons water
    • Icing
    • 1 cup icing sugar
    • 20g butter
    • 2 teaspoons water
    • pink food colouring

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:15min rising  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Bun: Combine the yeast, sugar, honey and milk then whisk until the yeast is dissolved. Cover bowl and stand in a warm place about 10 minutes or until the mixture is frothy.
    2. Sift the flour into a bowl then rub in the butter. Stir in the yeast mixture, water, vanilla, egg and mixed fruit, lightly kneading until dough has doubled in size.
    3. Turn the dough onto a floured surface then knead for 5 minutes or until smooth. Divide into 16 equal portions then knead each of these into 15cm long buns. Place the buns on a greased tray about 5cm apart then cover with plastic wrap and stand in a warm place for about 10 minutes or until buns are well risen. Cook the fingerbuns for 25 minutes.
    4. Glaze: In a small saucepan over moderate heat combine the jam, water and gelatine until all dissolved and well combined.
    5. When the rolls are cooked transfer them to a cooling rack and immediately brush with the glaze and leave to cool.
    6. Icing: Sift the icing into a small heatproof bowl then stir in the melted butter and enough water to make a thick paste. Add the food colouring to get the desired pink colour. Place the bowl in a larger bowl of hot water until the icing thins out and becomes spreadable. Spread the icing on the finger buns and sprinkle with coconut.

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    Missing oven temp!  -  14 Apr 2013