Hot Cross Buns with Sultanas

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Bread Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 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

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