Hot Cross Buns

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Total Time:
1-2 hours
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Course: Bread Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2 cups - flour
  • 4 tsp - butter
  • 2 tsp - sugar
  • 1 cup - warm milk
  • 1 envelope - yeast
  • 1 - egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup - raisins
  • 1/4 cup - mixed lemon/orange peel
  • 1 tsp - corn oil
  • A pinch of mixed spice or pumpkin spice
  • A pinch of salt

How to Make Hot Cross Buns

  • Sift flour, salt and spice in a large bowl.
  • Dissolve the butter and sugar in the warm milk, and add the yeast.
  • Leave for 3 minutes, stir once, then mix in a small, beaten egg.
  • Pour the liquid into the flour and beat until smooth.
  • Move the dough onto a floured surface and knead in the raisins and mixed peel.
  • Knead for 5 minutes, until the dough is smooth and shiny.
  • Put the oil inside a plastic bag and scrunch it up to grease the inside.
  • Place dough in the bag and put it in a warm place to rise.
  • When the dough has doubled in size, remove and beat it down to its original size.
  • Put it back in the greased bag and leave it to rise again for half an hour in a warm place.
  • Remove the dough and shape it into four round buns.
  • Cut a cross on the top of each with the back of the knife.
  • Leave the buns on a greased cookie sheet for about 20 minutes.
  • Bake them in the oven at 450 degrees F for 15-20 minutes.
  • The buns bake best in a steamy oven, so put a pan of water at the bottom of the oven.