Spiced Fruity Buns

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READY IN: 2hrs 55mins
SERVES: 12
YIELD: 12 Buns
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine flour, sugar, yeast, sultanas, spices and salt in a large bowl. Heat the milk and butter in a small saucepan until butter melts. Remove from heat and whisk in egg.
  • Add to dry ingredients then lightly mix. Add sultanas and mix to a soft dough.
  • Turn dough on to a lightly floured surface and knead for several minutes or until smooth and elastic.
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl.
  • Cover with a damp tea towel and prove in a warm place for 1.5 hours or until doubled in size.
  • Punch down the dough in the centre. Turn on to a lightly floured surface and knead for several minutes or until smooth.
  • Pre-heat oven to 210°C.
  • Lightly grease a 25cm x 30cm lamington tray with melted butter.
  • Divide the dough into 12 equal portions.
  • Knead each portion into a ball and place in the tray. Cover with a damp tea towel and prove for 30-45 minutes or until doubled in size.
  • Brush the tops of the buns with a little whisked egg. Snip a small hole in the corner of the plastic bag and pipe the flour paste to form a cross over each bun.
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 180°C and bake for 15-20 minutes longer or until buns are cooked through.
  • To make glaze, heat the sugar and water. Stir until sugar dissolves. Simmer uncovered for 30 seconds.
  • Remove the hot cross buns from the oven and turn onto a wire rack. Brush the tops with glaze.
  • Serve with butter.
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