Hot Cross Buns with Currants

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Total Time:
3 hours 30 minutes
Serves:12
Rated 5 based on 100 votes
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Nutrition facts:240 calories,9 grams fat
Category: Festive Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups - plain flour
  • 1/4 oz - Dry yeast
  • 2 tsp - Cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Nutmeg powder
  • 1/4 cup - dried Currants
  • 2 tbsp - Raisins
  • 1 - Egg beaten
  • 1 tsp - salt
  • 1/4 cup - Sugar
  • 2 tbsp - margarine
  • 1/4 cup - Milk
  • 1/2 cup - warm water
  • For glaze:
  • 1 - Egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp - water
  • For cross on top:
  • 1/4 tsp - vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp - Milk
  • 1/4 cup - icing Sugar
  • 1 - Egg white

How to Make Hot Cross Buns with Currants

  • Sift flour, nutmeg and cinnamon together.
  • Set aside.
  • Heat the milk.
  • When it comes to a boil add salt, sugar and butter.
  • Stir well and cool till lukewarm.
  • Dissolve the yeast in warm water and rest for 10 mins.
  • Add the yeast mixture to the milk and rest for another 5 mins.
  • Add beaten egg in the milk.
  • Add flour mixture slowly to the milk, stirring to form a soft dough.
  • Fold in currants and raisins.
  • Cover and keep in warm place for 2 hours.
  • The dough should be double its size within that duration.
  • Punch the dough.
  • Divide into 12 equal pieces and shape into round buns.
  • Place them on a greased baking sheet.
  • Cover and let it rise at warm room temperature for 45 mins.
  • Cut an 'x' into the dough.
  • Mix egg yolk and water for glaze.
  • Brush the mixture on top of buns.
  • Bake the buns for 15 mins at 180-190 centigrade.
  • Cool on wire racks.
  • Make icing by beating the ingredients for icing.
  • Put icing on buns and serve.