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January 24, 2009

Hot Cross Buns

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Festival : Easter
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Last Updated: 24-1-2009
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Sweet Buns made with mixed spices, currants or raisins, traditionally eaten on Good Friday.

The bun is marked with a cross on top and is popular in the British Isles, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and some parts of the Americas.

Ingredients :

For Dough    
White flour (bread flour)      -  500 gm
Salt   - 1 tsp
Butter           - 50 gm
Castor  Sugar - 50 gm
Cinnamon Powder or Mixed Spice  - 3 tsps
Currants - 50 gm
Egg (lightly beaten)   - 1
For Yeast Mixture    
Yeast  - 1 tsp
Sugar     - 1 tsp
Flour - 12 gm
Warm Milk    - 225 ml
Combine these together and leave in a warm place for 15 minutes to ferment.
For Cross Batter    
Flour - 3 tblsp
Sugar    - 3 tblsp
Water  - To Mix
In a bowl ,combine flour  and castor sugar adding enough water to give a cream like consistency.
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Method of Preparation :

Sift the flour and salt and rub in butter .Stir in sugar ,spice and currants. Add yeast ,liquid and egg and mix bread for 10 minutes until you get a smooth pliable dough.

Place in a bowl, cover with tea cloth and leave it until the dough doubles in size. Knead for 2-3 minutes and shape into balls.

Place in a greased oven tray cover and leaves until it doubles .

Pipe the cross the batter on the buns in the shape of crosses Bake in a preheated oven until they are golden at 220 degree. Brush honey for glaze.

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   vani , indiaReplyPosted On:8/8/2009
this is very good receipe