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Hot Cross Buns Recipe

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Hot Cross Buns

Make this Easter favorite at home. It is tradition to eat hot cross buns on Good Friday.

Ingredients of Hot Cross Buns

  • 450 gm flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • A pinch of grated nutmeg
  • 25 gm yeast
  • 50 gm sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 75 gm raisins
  • 75 gm chopped candied peel
  • Beaten egg to glaze

How to Make Hot Cross Buns

  1. Sieve flour; cinnamon and salt, add nutmeg.
  2. Crumble yeast into a small dish; sprinkle over 1 tsp sugar. Liquify.
  3. Heat milk, sugar and butter together until tepid.
  4. Add to eggs and yeast.
  5. Pour into flour mixture.
  6. Knead well. Allow it to rise until double in volume. (1/2hr)
  7. Knead in fruit. Allow it to rise.(10-15 minutes)
  8. Shape into rolls.
  9. Place on baking sheets.
  10. Mark with flour crosses and allow it to "prove" in a warm place. (35-40 minutes)
  11. Glaze with beaten egg.
  12. Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees C for 15-20 minutes.
  13. Whilst hot, brush with warm milk and sugar.
  14. Serve warm with butter.

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