Hot Cross Buns

an Easter classic
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Ingredients

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For hot cross buns:
1 ½ cups lukewarm Milk
½ cup Sugar
1 tbsp Active dry yeast
4 ½ cups All-purpose flour
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp Ground nutmeg
2 Eggs
4 tbsp (½ stick) Unsalted butter softened
1 cup Raisins soaked in rum if preferred
For syrup glaze:
¼ cup Sugar
¼ cup Water
For cream cheese icing:
½ cup Icing sugar
2 tbsp Cream Cheese
1 tbsp Unsalted butter at room temperature
1 tsp Vanilla extract
½ tbsp Water

Nutritional information

291
calories
5,9g
fat
54,6g
сarbohydrates
6,2g
protein
35mg
cholesterol
131mg
sodium
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    Is there a food that screams Easter more than Hot Cross Buns? Hot Cross Buns are a delicious seasonal treat which taste absolutely fantastic slathered with butter. Make a batch of these buns this year and watch them disappear before they’ve even cooled down! 

    Start by making the hot cross bun dough. The traditional dough is flavored with nutmeg and rum soaked raisins. As the buns are cooking, make a syrup from sugar and water and a cream cheese icing from icing sugar, cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract and water. Brush the buns with syrup while they are still hot from the oven. When the buns have cooled, pipe cream cheese icing over the top. 

    To make Hot Cross Buns, you will need the following ingredients:

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    Steps to make Hot Cross Buns

    1
    Done
    10

    Prepare yeast

    Whisk 1 ½ cups of lukewarm milk with ½ a cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon of yeast together in a small bowl. Let it rest for about 10 minutes until the yeast starts to activate and bubbles begin to form.

    2
    Done
    2

    Mix dry ingredients

    Place 4 cups of flour, ½ a teaspoon of salt and ½ a teaspoon nutmeg in the bowl of a mixer and stir until combined.

    3
    Done
    5

    Add the butter and eggs to the yeast mixture

    Add 4 tablespoons of butter and 2 eggs to the yeast mixture and stir well to combine. Pour the mixture over the dry ingredients and mix for about 5 minutes using the dough hook attachment.

    4
    Done
    1

    Add the raisins

    Add 1 cup of raisins (drained if soaked in rum) and mix for another minute.

    5
    Done
    2

    Place the dough in an oiled bowl

    Pour a tablespoon of oil in a large bowl and place the dough in the bowl. Roll the dough around until it’s evenly coated with oil. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap.

    6
    Done
    30

    Prove the dough

    Leave the dough to rise until it has doubled in size.

    7
    Done
    35

    Shape the buns

    Transfer the dough to a clean and floured work surface. Knock the air out of the dough and divide it into 15 equal sized buns. Place the buns in a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Cover with a damp towel and leave to rise for 30 minutes.

    8
    Done
    5

    Heat the oven

    Preheat the oven to 375 °F.

    9
    Done
    20

    Bake

    Bake the buns in the oven for about 20 minutes until they are golden brown on top.

    10
    Done
    3

    Make syrup

    Mix ¼ cup of water with ¼ cup of sugar in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil slowly over low heat. Boil continuously for at least another minute until the syrup thickens.

    11
    Done
    2

    Make icing

    In a medium sized bowl, mix ½ a cup of icing sugar with 2 tablespoons of cream cheese, 1 tablespoon of butter, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and ½ a tablespoon of water. Pour the icing into a piping bag. Chill in the refrigerator until you are ready to use.

    12
    Done
    3

    Decorate the buns

    Brush the buns with the sugar syrup when they are still warm. Leave to cool completely before piping the cream cheese icing over the top to make a cross shape.

    13
    Done

    Serve

    Serve and enjoy!

    These Hot Cross Buns are an Easter classic. I guarantee a batch of these will be devoured before they even have time to cool down. Try them this Easter and make sure you come back to leave a review telling me how you get on.

    Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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    Total Reviews: 1
    Athina

    Well done! Verified!

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