• Makes 12
  • 60 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 16 Ingredients


Nice treat for the kids

Ingredients (makes 12 buns)

  • 7g sachet dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk, warmed
  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 teas mixed spice
  • 1 teas ground cinnamon
  • 50g butter, chilled, chopped
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup sultanas
  • 1 teas vanilla extract
  • Milk, for brushing
  • Hundreds and thousands and desiccated coconut, to decorate
  • Icing ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar mixture
  • 10g butter, softened
  • 2 drops rose pink food colouring


  1. Grease 2 large baking trays. Place yeast, sugar and milk in a bowl. Stir until yeast is dissolved. Cover. Set aside in a warm place for 10 minutes or until foamy.
  2. Sift flour, mixed spice and cinnamon in a bowl. Rub in butter until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Make a well in centre. Add yeast mixture, 1/4 cup warm water, egg, sultanas and vanilla. Mix well to combine. Cover with lightly greased plastic wrap. Set aside in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.3 Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Turn dough onto a floured surface. Knead for 8 minutes or until smooth. Divide dough into 12 portions. Shape each portion into a 13cm long log. Place logs on prepared trays, 5cm apart. Cover with a tea towel and set aside in a warm place for 15 minutes
  3. Brush buns with a little milk. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden and cooked through (buns will sound hollow when tapped). Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  4. Make icing: Sift icing sugar into a bowl. Add butter, 2 teaspoons hot water and pink food colouring. Stir until smooth and combined, adding extra water if necessary. Spread icing over tops of buns. Sprinkle half the buns with hundreds and thousands and remaining buns with coconut. Set aside until icing sets. Serve.


Taught to me by my mother, have loved ever since

  • This looks yumm.


  • Delightful sweet finger buns – they satisfy both the young and the old.


  • I know these as Paris buns, no matter what they are called they are great to eat.


  • What wonderful memories these conjure up – and new ones to come when I make this. Thanks so much for sharing.


  • Such a special treat we have all bought! Thanks!


  • Yum! These look delicious. Thanks for sharing!


  • this is so great to win


  • yeah this will save you money – trust me


  • Kids would love treat thanks


  • thank you for posting this
    my kids always want this whenever we go into a bakery and it gets pricey
    i will have fun making these with my kids

    • I love homemade baked goods such as finger buns and also buying finger buns in packs too – bakeries usually have multiple deals for these which does make them cheaper.


  • yum this looks really tasty!


  • Nice treat for the kids….. haha I’m thinking nice treat for me.
    Reminds me of being at school buying them for little lunch.


  • Haven’t had these since primary school!


  • we love our finger buns, great recipe, will give this a whirl, thanks for sharing


  • My daughter would love these! :)


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