Homemade Hot Cross Buns

Homemade Hot Cross Buns


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With all the new chocolate chip hot cross buns on the market I am finding it harder to get a good traditional style so have resorted to making my own.

Serves: 12 

  • 2 (7g) packets dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 4 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 60g butter
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 cup mixed fruit
  • 1 tablespoon apricot jam
  • flour paste
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 1/3 cup water

Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:1hour20min rising  ›  Ready in:2hours10min 

  1. Combine the yeast, sugar and milk then whisk until well combined. Cover and stand in a warm place for 10 minutes or until frothy.
  2. Sift the flour and cinnamon into a large bowl then rub in the butter. Stir in the yeast mixture, egg, water and fruit, gently knead to combine then rest in a warm spot until almost doubled in size; about 1 hour.
  3. Place the dough on a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Divide the dough up into 16 equal pieces and knead into balls. Place the balls into a greased 23cm cake tin then leave in a warm place to rise for 20 minutes.
  4. Combine the flour paste ingredients, mixing until smooth. Transfer to a piping bag fitted with a small plain round tube and pipe crosses onto the buns. Move to a preheated oven at 220 degrees C and cook for 10 minutes, then drop the temperature to 180 degrees C and cook for a further 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the cooked buns from the oven and transfer to a wire rack, immediately brush with warmed and strained apricot jam. Serve warm with butter.

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