Beautiful Buns

May 18, 2012
Small, curved beauties punctured with soulful, soft, plump fruit. Happily dense and joyfully rustic. With a sweet little coating to finish.


These buns truly are beautiful. They’re not like regular fruit loaf or raisin bread. Something about these buns makes them extra special. Perhaps it’s the sweet curves…? Or perhaps it’s the dried fruit inside, which you can just tell has been placed there with extra love…?

Whatever it is, they’ve become a real favourite in our house.

These fruit buns, named “beach buns” (cute!) are made by a young couple who have opened upΒ Flinders Sourdough, a lovely little bakery in Flinders (whichΒ is one of the most gorgeous corners of the Mornington Peninsula). They sell divine loaves – grainy, rye and more. And their hot cross buns at Easter were supremely scrumptious.

Mum is very keen on these lovely little buns, and so for Mother’s Day breakfast last Sunday we popped some in the oven and served them warm.

Would you like some jam?

It’s not necessary, but it is rather delightful. Especially wholesome blackberry jam made by ladies from Flinders. It’s all about Flinders today.


With freshly squeezed orange juice.

And coffee.

Oh, coffee.

Whenever Ben and I head down to my parent’s house in Red Hill we are filled with anticipation for all the delicious local eats we’ll get to devour.

And currently, these beautiful buns are all I can think about.

Heidi xo
  • Michelle Chin May 18, 2012 at 8:03 am

    This post gives me a nice feeling. The weather's dreadful but reading this, gives me warmth. πŸ™‚

  • onika May 18, 2012 at 8:58 am

    3929 love!!! so funny i read this.. i haven't been home in 12 days cos of this work – and i'm so homesick and i see this!!! not long till i'm back. next time you're picking up some beach buns come visit me πŸ™‚ xx

  • xoCATox May 18, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Every time I read your blog it makes me hungry for hearty, wholesome, tasty tasty food! Yum yum yum.

  • Kari May 18, 2012 at 10:08 am

    I love fruit buns like this, and these do indeed look more special than most. Perfect for mother's day, that is for sure πŸ™‚

  • Lisa May 18, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Yum! They look almost like a cross between a fruit bun and a proper european donut. I'm so glad I read this AFTER doing the mail run or I might have had to detour into the bakery on the way back.

  • Heidi May 18, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Michelle – that's lovely πŸ™‚

    onika – yes I shall! hope you get home soon, lovely. I hate being away from the peninsula for too long!!!!!

    Cat – that's wonderful πŸ™‚

    Kari – yes they are indeed more special than most!

    Lisa – he he he πŸ™‚

    Heidi xo

  • Hannah May 18, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Nothing is better than a little bun and plenty of butter/jam I say! And what a gorgeous plate too πŸ™‚

  • nancy May 18, 2012 at 7:54 pm


  • Hannah May 18, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Upside down love heart in the coffee! Mothers' whims should most certainly be catered to on Mother's Day. And 'most every day, really! xo

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella May 18, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Your buns are truly beautiful Heidi! πŸ˜€

  • Heidi May 19, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Hannah – I know, I love these plates! Must steal them from mum… :O

    Nancy – mmmmm

    Hannah – amen to that, sister!

    Lorraine – he he he πŸ™‚ thanks!

    Heidi xo

  • The InTolerant Chef May 19, 2012 at 9:10 am

    What a lovely breakfast indeed!

  • Sydney Shop Girl May 19, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    So much good food in Melbourne!

    Those buns look delicious. I've been craving fruit buns these last few days, with this weather. Thanks for sharing your find.

    SSG xxx

  • Oh, Natalie.. May 20, 2012 at 10:00 am

    What a warming & beautiful post. I picture sitting on the couch, in a way-too-big knitted cardigan (preferably knitted by a family member), with a giant mug of coffee, an open fire & one of those buns with ridiculous amounts of butter smothered on, all melted in…

    Drool! x

  • hannah May 20, 2012 at 10:04 am

    This just *sounds* like cosiness defined! Those buns look like perfection xx

  • Heidi May 20, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    InTolerant Chef – it was πŸ™‚

    SSG – it's totally fruit bun weather!

    Natalie – thank you, so happy to transport you to that lovely, comforting place πŸ™‚

    Hannah – thank you!

    Heidi xo

  • msihua May 20, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    This post makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside πŸ™‚

  • Daisy@Nevertoosweet May 27, 2012 at 2:08 am

    These buns look amazing!!! πŸ™‚ I want some warm fruity buns now hehe ~