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.
- 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
- 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.
- Work and fold the dough for 15 minutes, pulling and stretching in several directions.
- 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.
- Knock the air out of the dough and roll out into a rectangle 1cm thick.
- Sprinkle the dried fruit onto the dough, fold in and work the dough gently to incorporate the fruit evenly.
- Shape the dough into 12 buns, place on a baking sheet lined with parchment, cover and prove for 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 200c, mix the flour and water into a thick paste and spoon into a piping bag.
- Just before baking, pipe crosses onto the buns.
- Bake at 200c for approx 12-16 mins, look for firm, risen, golden brown buns.
- Brush the baked buns with warm honey for a lovely shiny glaze.
Recipe courtesy of Hen Corner
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