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Hot cross buns is one of the most well liked of current trending foods on earth. It’s easy, it’s fast, it tastes yummy. It’s appreciated by millions every day. They’re fine and they look fantastic. Hot cross buns is something which I’ve loved my whole life.
Hot Cross Buns are a traditional Good Friday treat! These slightly sweet yeast-leavened buns are spiced with cinnamon and speckled with currants, citron, and orange zest. What Do Hot Cross Buns Taste Like?
To begin with this recipe, we have to first prepare a few ingredients. You can have hot cross buns using 24 ingredients and 13 steps. Here is how you can achieve that.
The ingredients needed to make Hot cross buns:
- Take For the ferment:
- Take 20 g (1 1/2 tbsp.) sugar
- Get 10 g fresh or 1 ½ tsp fast action yeast
- Get 280 g (1 1/4 cup) warm milk
- Prepare 140 g (1 cup) wholemeal flour
- Get For the dough:
- Get 310 g (2 1/2 cup) strong white flour
- Take 7 g (2 tsp) mixed spice
- Prepare 3 g (1 tsp) cinnamon
- Prepare 50 g (3 1/2 tbsp.) butter, softened
- Take 35 g (2 tbsp.) sugar
- Take 1 medium egg (50g)
- Get 5 g (3/4 tsp) salt
- Take 180 g (6 oz.) sultanas
- Make ready 80 g (3 oz.) raisins
- Take 40 g (3 tbsp.) white rum (or fruit juice, or water)
- Get For the crossing mix:
- Make ready 50 g (4 tbsp.) plain flour
- Take 1 g (1/2 tsp) baking powder
- Get 5 g (1 tsp) vegetable oil
- Take 50 g (1/4 cup) water
- Take For the glaze:
- Take 50 g (1/4 cup) honey
- Take 25 g (3 tbsp.) double cream
It that time of year again where my oven is getting a workout. But hot cross buns can be a treat to make and eat any time of year, and they're perfect for breakfast. Brush tops of buns with egg wash. Hot Cross Buns are a seasonal yeast bread traditionally served on Good Friday.
Instructions to make Hot cross buns:
- Prepare the raisins well in advance, best to leave them to soak for a few hours or even overnight. Put the raisins and sultanas in a ziplock bag, warm the rum or juice (on the hob or in a microwave) until almost boiling and pour over the fruit. Squash it around in the bag so that the fruit is well covered in the liquid, zip up the bag and leave for the moisture to be absorbed.
- Prepare the ferment by dissolving the yeast in the warm milk and mixing it well with the flour and sugar. Leave to rise and bubble up for about an hour.
- Add the dough ingredients to the ferment and knead or mix in a standing mixer with the dough hook attachment until the dough is smooth, elastic and bounces of the sides of the bowl or stops sticking to your hands. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
- Drain the fruit – there will be next to none liquid left - and then knead it in very gently, taking care not to break up the raisins. If using the standing mixer, mix the fruit in on the lowest speed and finish off by kneading it in with your hands. The huge amount of fruit makes for delicious buns but it’s difficult to distribute it evenly – so invariably you’ll end up with some buns more fruited than others.
- Leave the dough to prove in a warm place until doubled in size – at least an hour.
- Turn it out onto lightly floured surface, trying not to de-gas it too much.
- Divide the dough into 16 even pieces (they will weigh about 75g each if you want to be that precise), mold the pieces into tight balls and place on baking trays lined with parchment, spaced about 5cm apart.
- Place the trays in large plastic bags, inflate each by blowing into it and quickly tying the ends and leave to rise for about an hour, until the buns are almost touching each other.
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas 4.
- Make the crossing mix – beat all the ingredients together in a bowl with a spoon. Transfer it into a piping bag (if you haven’t got one, spoon the mix into a plastic bag and cut off a corner) and pipe crosses on the buns, using your finger to stop the flow of the mix after each line.
- Immediately put the trays in the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes until well browned – except for the crosses.
- Transfer to a wire rack on the parchment – it will make glazing them easier if they are still slightly stuck to the parchment and not dancing around while you brush the glaze on.
- Heat up the honey until almost starting to boil and stir in the double cream. Brush the glaze on the buns – still warm or slightly cooled down, it doesn’t matter – and leave to cool completely or be snatched to tuck into while still warm.
These enriched buns are spiced with ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, and are studded with raisins (or currants) and. These Hot Cross Buns are way better than the stock standard ones you buy from grocery stores. Those are pumped with preservatives and have a distinct artificial flavour about them. One a penny, two a penny. Hot cross buns.🎶 Just in time for Good Friday and Easter Sunday, here's one of our favorite traditional nursery rhymes about food, made super simple.
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