Google Buns Faraway Tree

Google Buns

Recently the whole family enjoyed reading the trilogy of The Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton and one thing that caught my imagination was eating Google Buns so I decided to have a go at making some.

A quick search online showed me that Emma from Mummy Mummy Mum had the same idea last year and she chose to make cupcakes. There were some brilliant ideas in her comments from other bloggers too but I wanted an old fashioned bun as the base for mine.

I used my breadmaker to make the dough for a sweet bun and then before I put them into the oven to rise I added my Google centre carefully sealing the dough around it.

20 minutes rise time and 15 minutes cooking our buns made the perfect afternoon treat after school and we talked about our favourite book again too.

[yumprint-recipe id=’21’]Adding the filling

Google Buns

and just out of the oven they looked like this

Google Buns

Tasty Tuesdays on


  1. February 11, 2014 / 12:58 PM

    Ooooh Mari, they look amazing!!! Why didn’t I think of an actual bun?

  2. February 11, 2014 / 1:57 PM

    Oh how clever! Did you get a pop when you bit into them?

  3. February 11, 2014 / 2:24 PM

    Ooh I’ve always wondered if the popping candy would still work after baking. I loved this idea when I first saw it and forgot to make it – what a fab activity for children reading the Magic Faraway Tree.

    I’m still waiting for someone to invent the Toffee Shock though ;)

  4. February 11, 2014 / 3:16 PM

    These are brilliant! We loved reading these books recently, I never thought of trying to make some but I know my son would love to, thanks for sharing! (Love your adapted from Moon Face note!)

  5. February 11, 2014 / 3:43 PM

    Mari these are awesome! I’ve never heard of them before but will definitely be trying them out now! :)

  6. February 11, 2014 / 5:09 PM

    Ooh fab idea to recreate these! Do I recall there were some yummy sounding biscuits in the books too?

    • booklover
      September 2, 2015 / 2:18 PM

      yes there were! :) they’re called “pop biscuits” I found a recipe online for that, it sounds soooo delicious ^^

  7. February 11, 2014 / 9:17 PM

    The faraway tree was one of my very favourite things to read growing up – it just makes the imagination go wild.
    The google buns look amazing and so much fun – pop biscuits next please ;)

  8. February 11, 2014 / 10:10 PM

    Popping candy in buns is GENIUS! Imagine not telling people they had popping candy in, what a fun little game that would be.

  9. February 13, 2014 / 10:30 AM

    Ooooh what a brilliant idea

  10. February 14, 2014 / 2:11 PM

    Gorgeous buns and the Faraway Tree has just brought back so many wonderful memories! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays. Please do add the badge or link back if you can! Thanks

  11. February 17, 2014 / 9:14 AM

    Wow, they look so yummy! I can’t resist such a temptation…

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