Giant Hot Cross Bun ( Breadmaker 1 1/2 Lb. Loaf)

READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
Val R.
Recipe by Mercy

This recipe comes from Fleischmann's yeast company.

Top Review by Val R.

Hi Mercy, I tried your recipe today. When I checked after the first kneading the dough was too hard. I cancelled the machine, broke up the loaf that was formed and added more liquid. Then I set the machine to start again at the beginning. Once baked it was a lovely loaf that I will certainly bake again. I have a 3 lb horizontal Kuradori bread machine from Home Hardware. I would substitute honey for the sugar, and add more fruit next time. Thank you for the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Measure all ingredients except dates, candied fruits and frosting into bread machine pan in the order that the bread machine manufacturer suggests.
  2. Process in sweet bread or dried fruit/nut cycle; if machine does not have these cycles, use basic bread cycle on lightest crust setting.
  3. Add dates and candied fruits at the signal or 5 to 10 minutes before the last kneading step ends.
  4. Remove baked bread from pan; cool on wire rack.
  5. Drizzle or pipe frosting on bread to make a cross.
  6. Powdered Sugar Frosting: In small bowl, combine sifted powdered sugar, 1 to 2 teaspoons evaporated milk and vanilla extract.
  7. Stir until smooth.

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