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Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Hot Cross Buns

A hot cross bun is a spiced sweet bun made with currants or raisins, marked with a cross on the top, and traditionally eaten on Good Friday.

This quantity of batter makes 12 buns.

Ingredients:

  • 500g   strong white flour
  • 1 tsp   dried yeast
  • 1 tsp   salt
  • 40g     caster sugar
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 250ml milk
  • 60g    butter, room temperature
  • 2         eggs
 Additions to dough
100g Dried mixed fruit
For crosses:
100g flour & 200ml water paste
For glaze:
2 Tbsp warmed honey

 

Method:

  1. Make the dough by combining all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, draw it all together with your hand to combine well and squeeze the dough into a ball.
  2. Work and fold the dough for 15 minutes, pulling and stretching in several directions.
  3. Turn the dough into a ball and place in a large clean bowl, cover and  leave in a warm place to prove for 1 hour.
  4. Knock the air out of the dough and roll out into a rectangle 1cm thick.
  5. Sprinkle the dried fruit onto the dough, fold in and work the dough gently to incorporate the fruit evenly.
  6. Shape the dough into 12 buns, place on a baking sheet lined with parchment, cover and prove for 1 hour.
  7. Preheat the oven to 200c, mix the flour and water into a thick paste and spoon into a piping bag.
  8. Just before baking, pipe crosses onto the buns.
  9. Bake at 200c for approx 12-16 mins, look for firm, risen, golden brown buns.
  10. Brush the baked buns with warm honey for a lovely shiny glaze.

 

 

Recipe courtesy of Hen Corner

 

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