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Hot Cross Buns
These are a little bit of work but worth the effort.

Posted by Super Madcow from Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom • Published See Super Madcow's 600 projects »
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  • How to bake a hot cross bun. Hot Cross Buns - Step 1
    Step 1

    Mix the flours, sugar, cinnamon, mixed spice & salt together.

  • How to bake a hot cross bun. Hot Cross Buns - Step 2
    Step 2

    Mix water & yeast together.

    Set aside until bloomed.

  • Step 3

    Mix honey & milk together.

  • How to bake a hot cross bun. Hot Cross Buns - Step 4
    Step 4

    Mix together half the flour mixture, milk & yeast.

    Stir to combine.

  • How to bake a hot cross bun. Hot Cross Buns - Step 5
    Step 5

    Add the eggs, butter & vanilla to the mixture.

    Stir to combine.

  • How to bake a hot cross bun. Hot Cross Buns - Step 6
    Step 6

    Add the fruit.

    Stir through.

  • How to bake a hot cross bun. Hot Cross Buns - Step 7
    Step 7

    Gradually add the remaining flour to form a dough.

  • How to bake a hot cross bun. Hot Cross Buns - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cover with cling film.

    Set aside for an hour to rise.

  • How to bake a hot cross bun. Hot Cross Buns - Step 9
    Step 9

    Divide the dough into 12 portions.

    Roll into balls & place onto a tray.

    Cover & leave to rise for 45 mins.

  • How to bake a hot cross bun. Hot Cross Buns - Step 10
    Step 10

    Heat oven 190 degrees.

    Mix together the one cup of flour & enough water to make a thick paste.

  • How to bake a hot cross bun. Hot Cross Buns - Step 11
    Step 11

    Brush the top of the buns with a beaten egg.

  • How to bake a hot cross bun. Hot Cross Buns - Step 12
    Step 12

    Pipe crosses on top of the buns with the flour mixture.

  • How to bake a hot cross bun. Hot Cross Buns - Step 13
    Step 13

    Bake for 20-25 mins until golden & cooked through.

  • How to bake a hot cross bun. Hot Cross Buns - Step 14
    Step 14

    Brush the top of the buns with honey.

  • How to bake a hot cross bun. Hot Cross Buns - Step 15
    Step 15

    Serve.

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