Freshly Baked Hot Cross Buns

Freshly Baked Hot Cross Buns

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Hot cross buns are a spiced sweet bun made with currants or raisins. It is marked with a cross on the top, and traditionally eaten on Good Friday. Grab your apron and whip up a patch of warm hot crossed buns.

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Time needed

20 min preparation + 30 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup of warm water (110 degrees F)
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of instant powdered milk
  • 1/4 of cup white sugar
  • 3/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cups of dried currants
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • A tube of white frosting

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Directions

Put the warm water, butter, skim milk powder, sugar, salt, egg, egg white, flour, and yeast in a bread maker and start on dough program.
When 5 minutes of kneading are left in the bread maker, then add currants and cinnamon. Leave it in the machine till double.
Punch down on the floured surface, cover, and let it rest for 10 minutes.
Shape the buns into 12 balls and place them in a greased 9 x 12-inch pan. Cover them and let them rise in a warm place until double, about 35-40 minutes.
Mix the egg yolk and 2 tablespoons of water and brush it on the balls.
Bake the buns at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove the buns from the pan immediately and cool them on the wire rack.


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