Spiced Hot Cross Buns

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Total Time:
1.25 hours
Serves:25 pieces
Rated : 5 Stars
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Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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Ingredients

  • 5 cups - flour
  • 1/2 cup - Sugar
  • 1 tsp - salt
  • 2 tsp - Dry yeast
  • 1/4 tsp - Cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp - Clove powder
  • 1/4 tsp - Nutmeg powder
  • 1/2 cup - Raisins
  • 1/4 cup - tutti-frutti pieces
  • 1/4 cup - oil
  • 1/4 cup - Butter softened
  • 1 tbsp - vegetable fat melted
  • 1cup + 1 tbsp. Milk
  • 1/4 cup - water
  • 1 Lemon - juice extracted
  • 2-3 drops vanilla essence
  • For crosses:
  • 1/2 -cup sifted icing Sugar
  • Hot water

How to Make Spiced Hot Cross Buns

  • Sift all dry spice powders with flour and salt. Mix in raisins, tutti-frutti, keep aside.
  • Warm water, sprinkle 1 tsp sugar and yeast over it.
  • Cover and keep aside till frothy.
  • Boil 1 cup milk, add remaining sugar, oil, 1/4 cup butter.
  • Keep aside till it comes down to warm, add lemon juice.
  • Beat well, add enough flour to make a thick batter.
  • Add more flour, mix to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured work surface, and knead well.
  • When dough is smooth and satin like to touch, it is kneaded enough.
  • Place in a greased covered bowl, allow to rise to double its size (about 30 mins).
  • Punch down dough, allow to rest covered for 10 mins.
  • Divide and shape into 20 round buns.
  • Place on a greased baking sheet, with at least an inch space between each.
  • Cover with a moist cloth and allow to rise for 45 mins.
  • Bake in pre-heated oven at 200 C for 20-25 mins or till done.
  • Brush melted fat over hot buns, and allow to cool completely.
  • Mix two tsp hot water in icing sugar and make a thick paste.
  • Add more water if required, but take care not to liquefy the icing.
  • Mark cross on each of the bun with icing paste, allow to set till dry.