Hot Cross Buns Recipe

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Hot Cross Buns
  • Recipe Servings: 6
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

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.