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Offline JulieO

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Sticky Finger/London buns
« on: November 27, 2011, 10:19:44 am »
As I explained in the other thread, this is still a work in progress.  I was really happy how they turned out but I think if I didn't add the fruit they would be a lot lighter and softer, more like a store bought finger bun, so will have to make them again soon to see.
These taste more like the square London Buns we used to be able to buy which I haven't seen for quite some time.  :)

STICKY FINGER/LONDON BUNS - makes 8
280g cold water
3 tsp sugar
2 tsp dried yeast (chookie recommends to try 3 tsp when fruit are added)

520g bakerís flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp natural bread improver - optional
1 cup sultanas - optional

Add water, sugar & yeast to TM bowl. Heat 37C/3 mins/speed 1 Ĺ.  Mc lid on.
Add rest of ingredients (except sultanas if using) to bowl.
Knead on Interval speed/4 mins. OR if adding sultanas, only knead for 2 mins, add sultanas, then knead further 2 mins.

Leave in bowl until double in size, about 1 hour.  MC in.  
Knock down dough, 30 secs/Interval speed.
Remove from bowl, split into 8 balls.  Roll each one out to a sausage shape.
Place on a baking paper lined tray with 2cm between each one.
Spray with water, cover and leave until doubled in size.
Preheat oven 210C.

Bake approx 15 - 20 mins. (mine took 15).  Remove to a rack and immediately brush with glaze and allow to cool.

Glaze (you donít have to do this if you're not fussed about the top not being shiny)
1 tblsp boiling water
1 tblsp sugar  

Place both ingredients into a small cup and stir/whisk until sugar has melted.  

Icing  this makes more than needed, so can halve quantities if like
1 ĺ  cup icing sugar
2Ĺ tbsp water
2 drops of rose pink food colouring, optional

When buns are cold, combine icing sugar and water in a small bowl; whisk until smooth. Add food colouring and whisk in.
Pour a little over each bun allowing to drip down the sides.





« Last Edit: November 27, 2011, 08:55:58 pm by JulieO »

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Re: Sticky Finger/London buns
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2011, 10:56:09 am »
Thanks Julie, once again they look delicious.
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Re: Sticky Finger/London buns
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2011, 12:22:56 pm »
mmn they do, I have buttered them and am slowly placing them in my mouth (mind only at this stage  ;))
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Re: Sticky Finger/London buns
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2011, 07:22:15 pm »
Thanks Julie will try soon

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Re: Sticky Finger/London buns
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2011, 08:02:20 pm »
Julie, these look so good.   I have found that when I make sweet buns I need to add an extra teaspoon of yeast.  I think it has something to do with the fruit.  Will make.  Thanks for the recipe and comments.

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Re: Sticky Finger/London buns
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2011, 08:55:07 pm »
Thanks girls and thanks Chookie for the hint of using extra yeast, will make a note of that in the recipe and try that next time.  Love how people are helpful on this forum.  :D

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Re: Sticky Finger/London buns
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2011, 09:47:21 pm »
Another super recipe from you Julie,thank you :-*
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Re: Sticky Finger/London buns
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2011, 12:19:09 am »
oh my goodness! these look divine!!  Going to try these this weekend to take to the in-laws for morning tea. Wont i be in the good books! lol :)

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Re: Sticky Finger/London buns
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2011, 12:36:00 am »
yes Lisa,  that is if you don't eat them all before you get there. ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Sticky Finger/London buns
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2011, 02:43:22 pm »
Yum Julie
Can't wait to make these
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Re: Sticky Finger/London buns
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2011, 04:21:19 am »
Made these today DEVINE. Added 3/4 cup sultanas and 3 teaspoons of yeast. Thanks Julie

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Re: Sticky Finger/London buns
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2011, 07:40:38 am »
Glad they worked for you Yvette, thanks for reporting back.  :)

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Re: Sticky Finger/London buns
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2011, 08:19:30 am »
Great,  can't wait to try these.

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Re: Sticky Finger/London buns
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2011, 07:50:08 am »
I can remember these from the bakery as a little kid, I really think I'll have to make some. Just to bring back memories of course. ;)
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Re: Sticky Finger/London buns
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2012, 11:00:43 am »
Made these today, fantastic. Decided to tackle at the same time as chookies hot x buns.

Came out well, iced 3, the rest in freezer.

Thank you

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