Iced Finger Buns

I am having a nostalgic month in June. The recipe I posted last week (porcupine meatballs) bought me back to my childhood as does this one. I remember buying these from the bakery with pink icing and coconut sprinkled on them but we called them coffee rolls instead.

I have made these quite a few times with my children and they love them. They are especially great soon after icing them and are best eaten the same day as baking. Due to the lack of preservatives, they don’t last long which is a good excuse to devour them straight away!

I hope you enjoy them,

Amanda (Simple home cook & Aldi home cook)

Iced Finger Buns Recipe

Iced finger buns

  • 3 cups bakers flour
  • 4 tsp dried yeast
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 3 Tbspn caster sugar
  • 1 Tbspn oil
  • 1 cup warm water


  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 Tbspn butter, softened
  • 1 Tbspn hot water
  • Pink food colouring (optional)
  • Sprinkles or coconut (optional)
  1. Add all ingredients into a large bowl and knead with the dough hooks of an electric mixture until elastic. You can also use a thermomix in this step. Knead for 2 mins in Thermomix. 
  1. Turn dough out onto a bench and cut into 8 equal pieces.
  1. Shape the pieces into 8 small and equal shaped rolls.
  1. Place on lined baking tray approx. 2cm apart.   I turn my oven onto low for a few minutes to generate some heat then turn it off. This creates a warm space to leave your tray. Place your tray in the oven (turned off) and leave for 40 mins to 1 hr to allow the dough to rise.
  1. Once the dough has risen, turn on the oven to 200 degrees fan forced. Leave the dough in the oven while it is preheating. After 15 mins (from the time you turned the oven on) check the buns and if they are cooked through and golden, remove the buns and allow to cool on a wire rack. The oven may not have even reached 200 degrees yet but that is ok.
  1. Make the icing by combining icing sugar, butter and hot water. Add food colouring if using. Stir until combined and thick. Spread over cooled buns and top with sprinkles or coconut.

Iced Finger Buns Recipe

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Amanda started on this journey when her 3rd child was born, and feeding a family of 5 became even more of a challenge with three children under 3 1/2 years of age! She started working on a list of recipes that were simple and affordable that she could make ahead of time so she wasn’t stuck in the kitchen at 5pm when the household duties kicked up a notch. Amanda’s goal is to create simple meals that anyone can cook and enjoy without spending hours in the kitchen. Her recipes are perfect for that busy weeknight dinner, snacks to fill the lunch boxes or for students learning to cook. It’s simple home cooking at its best to free up your time to enjoy the fun things in life — your kids! Check out her cookbooks at and her Simple Home Cook Facebook page here:

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  1. says

    I made these with my thermi, they are delicious! Extended family were here and I didn’t even get a chance to ice them – they were eaten straight from the oven with butter and jam!!!

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