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Home Baked Hot Cross Buns Recipe

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Published March 27th 2012
Hot Cross Buns - we made ours with spelt flour

With Easter just around the corner - why not bake your own Hot Cross Buns? Kids and adults alike will enjoy embracing the spirit of the Easter season, rolling out the dough and singing - "Hot Cross buns, Hot Cross Buns, one a penny, two a penny Hot Cross Buns."

My kids like this basic recipe:

12 Hot Cross Buns

Dough Ingredients":
10g yeast
100g lukewarm water
400g baker's flour (we used spelt)
100ml milk
1 egg
20g mixed spice (cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg etc.)
150g raisins/mixed peel
50g soft butter
50g caster sugar
pinch salt

"Cross Ingredients":
50g plain flour
50g water
15g caster sugar

1) Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water, combine with 100g baker's flour, cover with plastic wrap and leave for 2 hours.
2) Add rest of the dough ingredients and mix with dough hook on speed 1 (or knead for 25 mins by hand).
Bowl of ingredients all ready for mixing

3) Cover and leave in a warm place to rise for a further 45 minutes.
4) Divide dough mixture into 12 even balls and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Allow to rise 10 minutes.
5) Glaze with a little milk, mix the three "Cross ingredients", then pipe on the crosses.
6) Bake @ 200 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes, or until golden.
7) Enjoy piping hot with plenty of butter.

Kneading the dough

Tradition says that if you share your Hot Cross Bun with a friend, you will be friends for the rest of the year. Now doesn't that sound sweet?

Ready to go in the oven - hmmm
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Why? Embrace the spirit of Easter at home
Where: Your kitchen table
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