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Close up of Iced Finger Buns, on a wooden serving board drizzled in pink icing next to a bowl of jam with a spoon
130Total Time
120Prep Time
10Bake Time
A little effort

Iced Finger Buns

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About the bake

Sweet fluffy dough, sandwiched with fresh vanilla cream and dollops of jam, drizzled with pink icing - have we sold it to you yet? Easy iced finger buns are a classic sweet dough, which bring ingulgence and flavour in 10 simple steps and ingredient's we're sure you'll have sitting in your pantry.

Why use strong white flour?

We use Allinson's strong white flour in this recipe, as it always delivers a reliable bake which takes the worry out of bread baking - so you can focus less about how your bake might turn out, and look forward to eating it.

Strong white flour is a flour made from high-protein varieties of wheat, which have higher gluten content then other flours. Meaning you'll have a better structure and slightly chewy texture to your bake.

130Total Time
120Prep Time
10Bake Time
A little effort


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat oven 220°C (200°C fan, gas mark 7) Grease a baking tray.

  2. Step 2:

    Mix together all of bun ingredients, adding the water gradually (you may not need all of it). Knead briefly in the bowl until all the ingredients are combined.

  3. Step 3:

    Tip out on to a surface and knead well for 10 minutes. Place back in the bowl and cover with cling film or a clean damp tea towel. Leave to prove until the dough has doubled in size.

  4. Step 4:

    Divide the dough into 6 equal pieces and roll into balls and shape into sausage like shapes approx. 4.5 inches long.

  5. Step 5:

    Place on the baking tray and leave to prove in a warm place until they have doubled in size, approximately 35-40 minutes.

  6. Step 6:

    Bake for 10 minutes, then remove and leave to cool.

  7. Step 7:

    Whilst the iced buns are cooling, mix together the icing sugar and water to form a thick paste. Add the water gradually, along with a small amount of the food colouring gel, until you reach the desired consistency. Use a toothpick dipped in the colouring to add small amounts, you can always add more to give a darker colouring. You could choose to flavour your icing with extract at this point too.

  8. Step 8:

    Carefully dip the iced buns in the icing and gently turn upright, placing back on the wire rack. Allow the icing to set before cutting or serving the buns, depending on if you are creating a filling.

  9. Step 9:

    Whilst the icing sets, whip together the cream and vanilla paste and fill a piping bag.

  10. Step 10:

    Once the buns are ready, slice the buns horizontally and spoon a little jam on to the base of the bun. Gently pipe some of the vanilla cream on top and place the iced bun on top to assemble.


  • For the Buns

    • 250g Allinson's Strong White Bread Flour
    • 25g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 20g Butter (unsalted) (softened)
    • 1 Egg(s) (free range) (large)
    • 1 Allinson's Easy Bake Yeast Sachet
    • 1 tsp Salt
    • 85ml Milk (warm)
    • 60ml Warm water
  • For the Topping

    • 250g Silver spoon fondant icing sugar
    • 3 tsp Water
    • Enough for desired colour Pink food gel
  • For the Filling

    • 100ml Double cream (whipped)
    • 1 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Bean Paste
    • 75g Raspberry jam


  • Baking tray
  • Piping bag
  • Nozzle

Nutritional Information

per 47g
  • 120cal Energy
  • 1.2g Fat
  • 0.6g of which Saturates
  • 23g Carbohydrates
  • 0.5g of which Sugars
  • 4.1g Protein
  • 0.47g Salt

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