London bun

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London bun
Alternative names Candlegrease bun, finger bun
Type Sweet bread
Main ingredients Yeast dough, currants or caraway seeds, icing
Cookbook:London bun  London bun

A London bun, also known as a candlegrease bun or a finger bun in Australia, is a finger-shaped or elongated bun made of rich yeast dough flavored with either currants or caraway seeds and topped with white sugar icing.

Formerly a popular tea time bun it is now somewhat neglected. Its nearest still popular equivalent is the Bath bun, however the finger bun variant is a popular lunchtime staple amongst Australian school children.

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