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{RECIPE} Hot Cross Buns

hot cross bunsA delicious recipe best eaten straight from the oven, Kids and parents will be lining up for more more. Leave the glaze off a few to make them suitable for younger children.


250ml warm milk (warm in the microwave)

3 1/2 Cups Bakers flour

2 tspn Salt

70 g Butter, melted

1/4 Cup Caster Sugar

1 egg

2 Sachets of Dry Yeast

1 1/2 Tspn Ground Cinnamon

1 1/2 tspn Ground Nutmeg

1 Cup sultanans

Piping Mixture

1/2 Cup Plain Flour

pinch Salt

1 tspn light Olive Oil

100ml Water


2 Tbspn Water

2 Tbspn Sugar


Place all ingredients (EXCEPT sultanas) in the bowl of an electric mixer. Attach a dough hook and place on low speed for 2 minutes or until combined. Mix on a medium speed for 5 minutes until the dough if smooth and elastic. Add sultanas and put on a low speed until combined.

Remove the hook and cover the bowl with cling wrap and leave in a warm place until it doubles in size (about 1 1/2 hours).

Roll small balls of dough and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper with a small gap between each bun.

Make the piping mixture by combining the ingredients to form a smooth mix. Put in a piping bag and pipe crosses on the buns.

Heat oven to 220oC. Allow buns to rise for another 10 minutes, then place in over for 10-15 minutes until golden.

Make glaze by heating the water and sugar mixture in the microwave for 30 seconds.

Brush with glaze while still warm.


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