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Sourdough Hot Cross Buns

Sourdough Hot Cross Buns created by Tea Jenny

I was asked for a sourdough version of hot cross buns. This is the recipe I came up with, inspired by a non-sourdugh recipe in Jeffrey Hamelman's "Bread".

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14hrs 16mins
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  • Mix the starter, water and 1 1/2 cups flour together and let proof, covered, overnight or 8 to 12 hours.
  • In a large bowl, mix proofed starter, butter, milk powder, egg, and sugar together.
  • In a small bowl, stir together 1 cup of remaining flour, salt and allspice.
  • Add to dough mixture in large bowl.
  • Mix well, adding remaining 1/2 cup flour if needed and knead by hand until dough is smooth and satiny.
  • Pat dough out into a flat shape and spread fruits over dough.
  • Fold dough over fruits a couple of times and then knead until the fruits are evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  • Cover dough and let it proof until doubled.
  • Gently deflate the dough and divide it into 12 equal pieces.
  • Shape each piece of dough into a round ball and place on a greased sheet pan.
  • Cover rolls and let them proof until almost doubled.
  • Bake rolls at 425 degrees for 14 to 16 minutes.
  • While rolls are baking, make a simple syrup of 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water and bring it to a full boil,stirring occasionally, then remove from heat.
  • As soon as rolls come out of the oven, brush each roll top and sides, with syrup.
  • When rolls cool, pipe a cross shape on top with a simple powdered sugar icing.
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"I was asked for a sourdough version of hot cross buns. This is the recipe I came up with, inspired by a non-sourdugh recipe in Jeffrey Hamelman's "Bread"."
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  1. Tea Jenny
    Sourdough Hot Cross Buns Created by Tea Jenny
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  2. Tea Jenny
    I asked Donna for this recipe and as usual she came up trumps, when I made them I used mixed spice rather than allspice, and I held back 1/4 cup of flour, as I think our flour in Scotland is a wee bit different.This is definately one to make again, we love our hot x buns in our family especially sourdough ones. Also very easy recipe to follow. Well done Donna! Just a wee note to say that I have made this a lot since my first review and I now make it as a fruit loaf following the same recipe just bake it in a loaf tin as you would with a sourdough loaf and it is just as good .
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  3. Tea Jenny
    Sourdough Hot Cross Buns Created by Tea Jenny
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  4. Tea Jenny
    Sourdough Hot Cross Buns Created by Tea Jenny
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  5. Donna M.
    I was asked for a sourdough version of hot cross buns. This is the recipe I came up with, inspired by a non-sourdugh recipe in Jeffrey Hamelman's "Bread".
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