Iced Buns

Iced Buns

These Iced Buns are absolutely delicious and very nostalgic to me. Soft and sweet they really are outstanding.

Course Buns
Cuisine Universal
Keyword Iced Buns
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Proving Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 275 kcal
Author applytofaceblog


  • 500 g strong white flour
  • 50 g of caster sugar
  • 40 g unsalted butter softened
  • 2 large free range eggs beaten
  • 2 + 7g sachets of instant yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 150 ml of lukewarm milk
  • 140 ml of water


  • 200 grams icing sugar
  • 5 tsp water
Metric - U S Customary


  1. Preheat the oven to 220 C.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl, holding back a quarter of the water.
  3. I do this in a food mixer but you can do it by hand. Add the extra water.
  4. Knead then on a surface for ten mins or for eight in a food mixer with the dough hook. The dough begins sticky but then becomes smooth as you knead/mix. Don't be afraid to stop your mixer and scrape the dough from theĀ  sides of the bowl down halfway through if it sticks to the sides.
  5. Once the dough is smooth and elastic then put in a clean lightly oiled bowl and cover with a damp tea towel or clingfilm and place somewhere warm for about an hour or doubled in size.

  6. Knock the dough down and then divide into 12. I measure the lot and then work out what each bun should weigh.
  7. I roll these into balls but you could shape into finger roll shapes-what ever suits you sir. Place a good 2 cm apart on a lined or oiled baking tray. Cover with damp tea towel or oiled clingfilm and leave somewhere warm to puff up for about 30 mins.

  8. Bake for 10 mins until a middle brown colour and hollow when tapped on the bottom, leave to cool on a wire rack.

  9. Mix the Icing ingredients  vigorously together in a bowl until it forms a thickish paste and dip the buns.Place back on the wire rack to set.

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Nutrition Facts
Iced Buns
Amount Per Serving
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 308mg13%
Potassium 71mg2%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.