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    Hot Cross Buns

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    2 hrs

    1 hr 45 mins

    15 mins

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    Serves: 30



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    1. 1
      In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in water.
    2. 2
      Add milk, sugar, butter, vanilla, salt, nutmeg and 3 cups of flour; beat until smooth.
    3. 3
      Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
    4. 4
      Stir in the currants, raisins and enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
    5. 5
      Turn onto a floured board; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes.
    6. 6
      Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease top.
    7. 7
      Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
    8. 8
      Punch dough down; shape into 30 balls.
    9. 9
      Place on greased baking sheets.
    10. 10
      Cut a cross on top of each roll with a sharp knife.
    11. 11
      Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
    12. 12
      Beat water and egg yolk; brush over rolls.
    13. 13
      Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
    14. 14
      Cool on wire racks.
    15. 15
      For icing, combine sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth; drizzle over rolls.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 13, 2003


      These are just perfect! I was looking at hot cross buns in the store today and thinking how they must be easy to make. This recipe proved it. I even forgot the salt but it didn't seem to affect the recipe. They taste so much better fresh out of the oven than the store-bought ones. I baked them for 15 minutes at 170 C in a fan oven (it would be about 190 C in a normal oven) and they turned out a beautiful dark brown.

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    • on April 20, 2014


      Followed the recipe to the letter, and like some other reviewers, the thing just didn't rise. Actually it never actually looked like bread dough at all. Added to the Never Again List.

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    • on April 04, 2010


      I made these for a bake sale that a friend of mine was doing for the Cure for Cancer. I made an extra one so I could taste them--delicious!. I did add 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon cloves to the dough since several other recipes called for them. I also only used raisins as I didn't have any currants. Will be making these for my family for Easter this year. Thank you for sharing! Update: I cut the recipe in half and made these in my bread machine for my family for Easter. They were even better than the batch I made for the bake sale!

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    Nutritional Facts for Hot Cross Buns

    Serving Size: 1 (62 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 30

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 173.8
    Calories from Fat 26
    Total Fat 2.9 g
    Saturated Fat 1.4 g
    Cholesterol 39.7 mg
    Sodium 103.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 32.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    Sugars 10.4 g
    Protein 4.3 g

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