Posted August 4, 2017 by Sam in Foodie Chat

Nutella Iced Buns

I make iced buns occasionally as a weekend treat, they literally get inhaled here!! So I thought I’d try a Nutella or chocolate spread topping. We all agreed the first bite was “a little different but OK” after that totally addictive. 🙂 Not many photos, as I had to quickly snap a few before we scoffed them!

Nutella Iced Buns (printable recipe)



Nutella Iced Buns 2450g strong white flour

1 tsp salt

5g dried fast action yeast

50g caster sugar

280ml tepid milk

1 egg, lightly beaten

A little milk to brush the tops

Nutella or similar chocolate spread about 3-4 tbsp.

A little just boiled water

Sprinkles (optional)

Makes 12 iced buns

  1. Place the flour in a large bowl, add the salt to one side and the yeast and sugar to the other side. Stir to combine.
  2. Add in the most of the milk and all of the egg, bring everything together with your hands to form a sticky dough (adding a little more of the milk if needed). Take the dough out the bowl and place on the work surface. Gently knead until smooth and elastic in texture, about 5 minutes. You can use a mixer with a dough hook instead of mixing by hand, it will only take a couple of minutes. Place back in the bowl and cover with a damp tea towel or some oiled cling film. Leave in a warm place to double in size, between 1-2 hours.
  3. Remove from the bowl and knock the dough back. Briefly knead. Then divide in to 12 equal portions. Either weigh the pieces to be very accurate or do it by eye.
  4. Roll each piece into a ball. Then roll out into a 10-12cm long sausage shape. Place on a greased/lined baking sheet, repeat until you’ve made all 12, space out over 2 baking sheets so they have room to expand. You may find some shrink back, just roll out a little again and they will hold better. Cover loosely again and leave to double in size somewhere warm, for about 30-40 minutes. Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C Fan) GM6 400°F.
  5. Brush the tops with milk. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown on top. Cool on a rack. When cooled completely, mix the chocolate spread with a little just boiled water and stir through. You’ll need enough water to make the icing spreadable but not runny. Then spread across the tops of the cooled buns. Add sprinkles if using.