Glazed finger buns aren’t for just anyone, they are for everyone.
Since I love being in the kitchen so much I need to make sure it’s clean and well kept.
I’ve been getting organized and doing some early spring cleaning today, clearing out the cobwebs around the house.
The pantry has been cleaned out and re-organized, pots n pans moved, big freezer emptied and defrosted and the freezer inventory done.
(Note: You can download your free freezer inventory list here)
The last of the bits and pieces out of the freezer up are in the kitchen awaiting to be used into creating delicious meals for my family.
I enjoy making as many homemade meals for my family as I can because it’s something I really enjoy to do for them.
Homemade school treats
I am always looking for things to give my kids for pack lunches as they get bored with the typical sandwiches.
Now with the banning of microwaves in the school I have to be very creative in the lunch department.
This also includes the snacks I bake for the kids as it’s a peanut-free school too!
After rearranging and cleaning the pantry and freezer I have decided to get busy in the kitchen with some home baking.
My idea was to bake some finger treats so the kids have snacks for school lunches and when they come home after school so they wouldn’t tear the kitchen apart looking for something to munch on.
You know how hungry kids can get after school and I want my kids to always know that there is something waiting for them if they are hungry.
The kids adore the traditional Rice Krispie Squares and fudgy brownies as a snack along with their granola bars, fruits, nuts, crackers and other healthy treats but I wanted to do something different for them.
Glazed finger buns
After speaking to my mom on the phone in the UK about my school days she reminded me about the van that used to come around the estate we lived in that sold bakery items.
You don’t see that too much anymore because you either make it homemade yourself or you buy it at the grocery store if you want a sweet treat.
Although, food trucks have become such a phenomenon lately in certain parts of the world you might just get lucky in your neighbourhood or in and around the city to score some baked items from a popular food truck.
I remember now thinking back being able to get pancakes, glazed buns, iced buns, fairy cakes, muffins etc that the idea of glazed finger buns popped into my head.
If you don’t want to put glaze on the finger buns you can leave the finger buns naked and simple and enjoy them that way.
If you want to use a different glaze such as a cinnamon bun glaze you can easily make that as well. They are just as good with or without the glaze to enjoy with your afternoon tea.
If you aren’t interested in making the finger bun you can easily turn this recipe into teacakes which is essentially a small cake.
So, today I hope you enjoy my glazed finger bun recipe as it’s easy to make and I’m pretty sure your family will devour them before you can say… come and get em!
- x4 teaspoons (14f) dry yeast
- 2x tablespoons caster sugar (extra fine)
- x2 Tablespoons Honey
- x1 Cup warm milk
- x4 Cups (600g) plain flour
- 80g butter
- ½ cup (125ml) warm water
- x1 Teaspoon vanilla essence
- x1 egg, lightly beaten
- ¾ cup (120g) sultanas
- ¼ cup (40g) mixed peel
- ½ cup (35g) shredded coconut
- ¼ Cup Jam (any flavour)
- x2 Teaspoons water
- ½ lemon
- x1 Cup (160g) icing sugar
- 20g butter
- 2 Teaspoons water, approx.
- Combine yeast, sugar, honey and milk in small bowl
- Whisk until yeast is dissolved. Cover bowl, stand in a warm place for about 10 minutes or until the mixture is frothy.
- sift flour into large bowl, rub in butter. Stir in yeast mixture, water, essence, egg and fruit. Mix to a soft dough.
- Cover bowl and stand in warm place for about 45 mintues or until the dough has doubled in sized.
- Turn dough onto floured surface, knead for around 5 minutes or until smooth intexture. Divide dough into 16 portions, knead into buns 15cm long.
- Place buns onto greased oven trays about 4cm apart, cover with lightly greased plastic wrap, stand in warm place for about 10 minutes or until the buns are well risen.
- Remove plastic wrap. Bake buns in hot oven about 10 minutes. Lift buns onto wire rack, brush with glaze, cool.
- Spread evenly with warm icing, sprinkle with coconut.
- Making the Glaze: Combine all ingredients in small pan, stir over heat, without boiling, until sugar has dissolved.
- Icing: Sift icing sugar into small heatproof bowl, stir in butter and enough water to make a stiff paste, tint with colouring if desired. Stir over hot water until spreadable.
- (Note: If you want to make the 2 delicious teacakes instead of the buns you will need 1 quanitiy of ingredients for the basic mixture, as above.
- Prepare dough up to step 4.
- Turn dough onto floured surface, knead about 5 minutes or until smooth.
- Halve dough and shape into 2 x 20cm round teacakes.
- Bake teacakes in hot oven for about 15 minutes.
- You will need 2 quanties of icing and glaze for them.
- Prep Time:-1hr 20 mins (this includes rising of the dough at each stage)
- Cook Time:-10-15 mins
- Makes:- 16 or 2 teacakes
- Oven Temp:- 200oC/392oF
There you have it a simple recipe for glazed finger buns or teacakes great to add into any lunch bag or even to have as a snack with a cuppa.
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