Iced buns from school….does anyone remember these? I don’t know about other countries but I know that a lot of schools in the UK used to have these.
If your school didn’t have them, let me explain. They were just hot dog buns but with icing on top. That was it. Personally, I think they could’ve put a little more effort into the desserts they were giving us however….they were lowkey good. I can’t lie, if I saw that they had these, I was the first one grabbing them.
They are literally just bread with some icing on top but for some reason they still taste good so I wanted to try recreating them!
Tips for making the bread:
The bread I’m making for this is a Japanese milk bread. This kind of bread uses a ‘tangzhong’ which is just a heated mixture of flour and water. This makes the bread more softer and fluffier. I get asked a lot if this can be left out. For this recipe, no. The bread will end up dusty and crusty if you don’t add it. It’s an extra step but it makes the bread so much better so I think it’s worth it.
Also the yeast. I always use instant yeast for my doughs. With instant yeast you can add it in with the rest of the ingredients. However, if you’re using active yeast, you will need to activate it. So I recommend mixing the yeast with the warm milk that you will see in the recipe. Leave this for 10 minutes and then you’re good to go.