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Hot Cross Buns

hot cross buns

Make the hot cross buns. This can take some time to make as you will make the bread from scratch. However, if you do not have time to make the bread, you can use other breads resembling the hot cross buns.



2 tablespoons dry yeast

1 ¼ cups warm milk

2 tablespoons melted butter

6 cups all-purpose flour

½ cup sugar

1-teaspoon salt

1 cup raisins

1 egg, slightly beaten



1 egg yolk

2 tablespoons water



¼ cup water

2 tablespoons sugar



  1. Dissolve yeast in warm milk and melted butter. Set aside 5 to 10 minutes and stir. In a bowl, mix 2 cups flour, sugar, salt and raisins. Make a well and pour dissolved yeast. Add egg. Mix well to form soft dough. Add the rest of the flour and knead 10 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic.
  2. Place dough in a large, greased bowl. Cover and let rise in warm place, about 40 to 45 minutes, or until volume doubles. Punch dough in center. Knead for 1 to 2 minutes. Let dough rest 10 to 15 minutes to make it easier to shape.
  3. Divide dough into 16 pieces and shape each piece into a bun. Place buns about two inches apart on a greased baking sheet. Leave in a warm place to double in size about 25 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375ºF. In a small bowl, combine egg yolk and water. When buns have doubled in size, brush top of each bun with egg yolk/water mixture. Slit small cross on top of each bun. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until deep golden brown.
  5. To make glaze: In a saucepan, combine water and sugar. Bring to a boil slowly. Reduce heat and let simmer 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. After removing buns from the oven, brush top with glaze in the form of cross.


This recipe is from FOOD Magazine, September 1999 issue.


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