Special Hot Cross Buns

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Total Time:
2-4 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 800 g - Flour
  • 20 g - Active dry yeast
  • 200 g - Sugar
  • 1 litre - Milk
  • 1/2 tsp - Salt
  • 1 tsp - Cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Nutmeg powder
  • 200 g - Black currants
  • 20 g - Candied peel
  • 200 g - Butter
  • 3 - Eggs beaten.

How to Make Special Hot Cross Buns

  • Mix the yeast with 1 tsp sugar and 1/2 litre warm milk.
  • Strain and mix with 300 g flour.
  • Knead and cover with a towel and keep aside for 1 hour.
  • Mix the remaining flour with sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, currants, candied peel, remaining milk, butter and egg, and the reserved dough .
  • Knead well.
  • Cover with a towel and set aside in a warm place for 2 hours or until the dough doubles in size.
  • Now take small portions of the dough and shape into round buns.
  • Place on a greased and floured baking tray allowing sufficient room for the buns to spread.
  • Make a cross indent on the top of each bun with a knife.
  • Now brush then with beaten eggs and sprinkle some sugar.
  • Bake in a hot oven for about 30 minutes until golden brown.
  • Let it cool and serve.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Anglo-Indian Recipes.