Saturday, April 3, 2010

Hot Cross Buns

This week of the holidays has been fun, lot's of cooking and crafting happening.

I think they are making bunnies out of the dough.

My recipe; these are really yum, the eggs are what makes them special.

1 1/4 cups milk
15grams dried yeast
4 cups flour( I used a cup of wholemeal spelt
2 teas salt
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 teas mixed spice
60g melted butter
2 eggs
2 tablespoons currants
2 tablespoons each of milk and sugar

warm the milk, put a tablespoon of it into a cup with the yeast and pinch of sugar. Leave for 15 mins. Put the dry ingredients in a bowl, make a well, pour the yeast, butter, eggs, and milk in . Knead, keep the dough as moist as possible ie; go easy on the dusting flour. add dried fruit, continue kneading. cover bowl and let rise in a warm spot. 2 hours, or until doubled. knead again and divide into 20 portions form into a ball. place on tray , cover, for 30mins. prehaet the oven 190c (375f) make a cross on the top with flour and water. cook for 20mins. boil the milk and sugar for the glaze and immediately brush the buns when they come out of the oven. two coats.

Yes, in case you're wondering I am a Christian, I just forgot the cross. The children were mortified, apparently that is the most important bit to my children.

So yes, I'll make some more, this time with crosses.
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Mimi-n-Moe's Mom said...

yummers. honey and butter. those look delicious!
also, too funny about the cross--i didn't even think about it!

Cadi said...

They look so delicious. I think I might be baking somethin' tomorrow as I have all the ingredients in the house. Thanks for sharing!