Homemade Hot Cross Buns for Easter
- 3/4 cup (200ml) warm water (45 degrees C)
- 60g butter
- 1 tablespoon dried milk powder
- 1/4 cup (50g) caster sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white
- 3 cups (375g) plain flour
- 3 teaspoons dried yeast
- 3/4 cup (125g) currants
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/2 cup (60g) icing sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 2 teaspoons milk
Preparation:10min › Cook:20min › Extra time:50min rising › Ready in:1hour20min
- Put warm water, butter, milk powder, caster sugar, salt, egg, egg white, flour and yeast in bread machine and start on dough program.
- When 5 minutes of kneading are left, add currants and cinnamon. Leave in machine until doubled.
- Punch down on floured surface, cover and let rest 10 minutes.
- Shape into 12 balls and place in a greased 22x30cm pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 35-40 minutes.
- Mix egg yolk and 2 tablespoons water. Brush on dough balls.
- Bake in preheated oven at 190 degrees C for 20 minutes. Remove from pan immediately and cool on wire rack.
- Icing: Mix together icing sugar, vanilla and milk. Brush a cross on each cooled bun.
Used different ingredients. Since I was short on time, I decided to try this bread machine version over my 'traditional' recipe....and these buns were delicious! They even tasted just like my regular recipe! I did make some changes as my standby recipe was a bit different and you may want to try this too: I added 1 tsp. vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp. allspice, 1 tsp. each dried lemon and orange peel and 10 tbsp. mixed candied fruit. So good with a cuppa - 14 Jul 2008
Took shortcuts. Used a flour and water mix for crosses; brushed golden syrup on for the glaze! - 13 Apr 2009
Altered ingredient amounts. I found this recipe was too wet. Second time I tried reducing the water to 180ml and increased the flour to 425g. - 01 Apr 2010