There seems to be a bit of controversy about what this is called.
I myself grew up calling it a “Tea Bun” and to be honest a lot of our customers call it that as well.
It possibly earned this title because, when we were having guests over for “Morning Tea” or just as a treat for “Smoko” there was almost always one of these in the table setting. It would then be sliced (free hand) to various widths and receive a copious slathering with “real” butter.
After a bit of searching the internet the closest I could find to describing what we make here is an “English Fruit Loaf”.
So what am I talking about.
This is a loaf made from our bun dough with a mixture of Spices and Sultana’s (Australian 3 crown) through the dough.
Rolled into a oval loaf around about 30cm long.
After Baking it is glazed with a Sugar glaze.
Its may then be finished with Cinnamon Sugar, Whipped Sugar Icing, or the Sugar Icing dipped into a mixture of shredded Coconut and Cake Sprinkles.
Done in a classic German style, we make our Bee Stings using our own sweet dough recipe, filled with Fresh Custard Cream and topped with Almond flakes.
We offer two sizes to enjoy.
One size for the individual, and one that is ideal to share around with Friends or Family.
Not forgetting just like our Bread, and Bread Rolls. Our Buns are made Fresh Daily
Did you know that any of our Daily Baked Bread and Bun product left over at the end of the day is collected for donation. Some of the product is distributed at evening Park Barbecues feeding the homeless in Ipswich and some is included in Hampers distributed to struggling Ipswich families.
To learn more about our location “search” for “PIE_S@ Ipswich qld”, “Grandads Pies”. There you will find our location and contact details. “Pies At Hotbread Kitchen” can also be found on Facebook.
For the some of the Local people.
We are situated in the Jacaranda Centre, just along Jacaranda Street (that’s right, the street where the Jacaranda Milk Factory was at North Booval), not far from East Ipswich State School.
For those coming from Eastern Heights, come down Chermside Road towards Basin Pocket. We are just across the road from what is sometimes referred to as “The Old Hockey Grounds”, now known as the “Cribb and Foote Centenary Memorial Grounds”.
If you are coming from Brisbane along Brisbane Road, turn right into Chermside Road when you come to Ipswich Girls Grammar (at the 5 ways).
Alternately if you are coming from Ipswich City Centre on Brisbane Road, (towards Newtown and Booval) turn left into Chermside Road at the Girls Grammar School. http://iggs.qld.edu.au/
Another alternate route for coming from the Ipswich City Centre, along beside the Bremer River, and River Heart Parklands on King Edward Parade/Blackall Street turn into Norman Street (just before the Blackall Street Butchery), we are on the corner 2 blocks along, just at the traffic lights.
If your coming from Woodend, just come along the river past Saint Mary’s school and follow the same route.