Easter Hot Cross Buns

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Total Time:
4 hours
Serves: 8
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups - plain flour
  • 1/4 ounce - 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 removed
  • 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 Easter Hot Cross Buns

  • Sift the flour, nutmeg, and cinnamon together. Keep aside.
  • Heat milk.; when it comes to a boil, add salt, sugar, and margarine.
  • Stir well and let it cool till it is lukewarm.
  • Dissolve the yeast in warm water and keep it for 10 minutes.
  • Add the yeast mixture to the milk and keep it for another 5 minutes.
  • Add beaten egg in the milk.
  • Add flour mixture slowly to the milk, stirring to form a soft dough.
  • Knead in the currants and raisins.
  • Cover and keep in warm place for 2 hours.
  • The dough will double.
  • Punch the dough down.
  • Divide into equal pieces and shape into round buns.
  • Place them on a greased baking sheet, each at a little distance from the other.
  • Cover and let it rise at warm room temperature for 45 minutes.
  • Carve an "X" on the top of the bun.
  • Mix egg yolk and water for glaze.
  • Brush the mixture on top of the buns.
  • Bake the buns for 15 minutes at 180-190 degrees C.
  • Cool the buns.
  • Make icing by beating all the ingredients of icing thoroughly.
  • Cover the lines of cross on the buns with the icing and serve.

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