Glazed Finger Buns
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Glazed finger buns are great for a snack, for afternoon tea or any time of the day. If you like to bake homemade treats this is an easy finger bun recipe your family will love.
Recipe type: Treats
Serves: 16
  • 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
  • Glaze
  • ¼ Cup Jam (any flavour)
  • x2 Teaspoons water
  • ½ lemon
  • Icing
  • x1 Cup (160g) icing sugar
  • 20g butter
  • 2 Teaspoons water, approx.
  1. Combine yeast, sugar, honey and milk in small bowl
  2. Whisk until yeast is dissolved. Cover bowl, stand in a warm place for about 10 minutes or until the mixture is frothy.
  3. sift flour into large bowl, rub in butter. Stir in yeast mixture, water, essence, egg and fruit. Mix to a soft dough.
  4. Cover bowl and stand in warm place for about 45 mintues or until the dough has doubled in sized.
  5. Turn dough onto floured surface, knead for around 5 minutes or until smooth intexture. Divide dough into 16 portions, knead into buns 15cm long.
  6. 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.
  7. Remove plastic wrap. Bake buns in hot oven about 10 minutes. Lift buns onto wire rack, brush with glaze, cool.
  8. Spread evenly with warm icing, sprinkle with coconut.
  9. Making the Glaze: Combine all ingredients in small pan, stir over heat, without boiling, until sugar has dissolved.
  10. 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.
  11. (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.
  12. Prepare dough up to step 4.
  13. Turn dough onto floured surface, knead about 5 minutes or until smooth.
  14. Halve dough and shape into 2 x 20cm round teacakes.
  15. Bake teacakes in hot oven for about 15 minutes.
  16. You will need 2 quanties of icing and glaze for them.
  17. Prep Time:-1hr 20 mins (this includes rising of the dough at each stage)
  18. Cook Time:-10-15 mins
  19. Makes:- 16 or 2 teacakes
  20. Oven Temp:- 200oC/392oF
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