Pineapple Hot Cross Buns

Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

Tastes as good as it sounds.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Drain pineapple well, pressing out and reserving syrup.
  2. Set aside 1/2 c. drained pineapple for glaze.
  3. Soften yeast in lukewarm waster and 1/3 cup pineapple syrup.
  4. Combine eggs, sugar, melted shortening, salt and mace.
  5. Stir in 1/2 c.flour, then add yeast mixture and beat well.
  6. Stir in currants, citron and remaining drained pineapple.
  7. Beat in remaining flour, reserving about 1/2 cup for kneading,to form a moderately soft dough.
  8. Turn dough out onto lightly floured board.
  9. Use remaining 1/2 cup flour and knead 3 to 5 minutes, until dough smooths out and rounds up.
  10. Place in greased bowl, cover, and let rise in warm place until doubled (about 1 1/2 hours).
  11. Punch down, then divide evenly into 24 pieces.
  12. Shape into buns and place about 2" apart on greased baking sheets.
  13. Brush with melted butter and let rise until almost doubled (45 minutes to 1 hour).
  14. With sharp razor blade or scissors, cut a ¼" deep cross in the top of each bun.
  15. Bake in center of 350F oven about 20 minutes.
  16. When cool, frost with Pineapple Glaze.
  17. Makes 2 dozen buns.

Reviews

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I did this in my bread machine and almost (but not quite) swamped it. Had to use a little extra flour, probably I didn't squeeze out enough liquid from the pineapple, and I used mixed candied fruit instead of citron, but that's all the changes I made. The rolls were spectacular! I can't say enough about how good they were. Now the last one is gone, so I'll have to make more! This will be a year-round recipe.

Barb in PA #2 April 23, 2009

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