We've been doing tons of cooking over the holidays, the kids have helped me make a chocolate log, decorate the Christmas cake, make mince pies and a chocolate brownie and mince tart, we've made our own sausage rolls, bread and cupcakes for a party, and the usual Christmas trifle. To share this week we are going to show you how we made Iced buns.
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Boo and the Little Man helped me make the dough, the Little Man helped me shape the buns and all three littlies decorated them with the icing and sprinkles.
250g stronge white bread flour
25g caster sugar
20g unsalted butter
7g/1 sachet of easy bake yeast
1 tsp salt
85ml warm milk
60 ml warm water
- put the flour into a large bowl and rub in the butter
- add sugar, yeast and salt
- make a well in the middle and add the egg (slightly beaten) then the warm milk
- mix together adding the water if required a little at a time to make a pliable dough
- turn the dough out onto a floured work top
- kneed for 10 mins
- put back in the bowl and cover with clean tea towel
- leave to double in size
At which point we went off to watch Tin Tin :)
- knock back the dough a little and divide into six equal pieces
- roll into sausage shapes
- leave on a lightly greased baking tray and cover with tea towel again
- leave for about 30-45 minutes
more waiting....time to get out the Christmas board games
- when buns are ready pop them in a preheated oven 220C/gas 7 for about 10 minutes
- When the buns are cooling you can make a quick icing using icing sugar mixed with a little cold water to make a thick paste
- let the kids decorate cooled buns with icing and sprinkles.
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