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Hot Cross Buns with Sultanas Recipe

Hot Cross Buns with Sultanas is a popular British Bread
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On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Bread Recipe
Cuisine :
British Recipe
Technique :
Bake Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 4 cups - plain flour
  • 1 1.5 cup - Milk
  • 1.5 cup - sultanas
  • 1.5 cup - Sugar
  • 1 tsp - salt
  • 60 g - Butter
  • 30 g - compressed Yeast
  • 1 Egg
  • 1.5 tsp - mixed spice
  • 1.5 tsp - Cinnamon
  • How to Make Hot Cross Buns with Sultanas:

    1. Cream the yeast with 1 tsp each of the sugar and flour.
    2. Add lukewarm milk and mix well.
    3. Cover and leave it to stand in a warm place for 10-15 mins or till the mixture is frothy.
    4. Sift flour, salt, sugar and spices.
    5. Rub in butter, add beaten egg, sultanas, yeast mixture and beat well.
    6. Cover bowl with clean cloth, leave it to stand in a warm place for 40 mins. or till the dough doubles in bulk.
    7. Punch dough down, turn it out on to a floured surface.
    8. Knead well until dough is smooth and elastic.
    9. Cut dough into 3 equal pieces, cut each piece into 5, making 15 buns in all.
    10. Knead each into a round shape.
    11. Put buns in lightly greased lamington tin, let it stand in warm place 10 to 15 mins. or till the buns reach top edge of tin.
    12. Sift 1.5 cups of plain flour, mix to paste with 1/3 cups of water.
    13. Fill into small plastic bag with small holes cut across the corner.
    14. Make crosses on each bun.
    15. Bake in hot oven for 15 to 20 mins.
    16. Remove from oven, immediately brush glaze made by the dissolved 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp gelatine in 1 tbsp hot water.
    17. Cool buns on wire rack.


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