Hot cross buns
January 21, 2015
- Prep: 55 mins
- Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
2 hrs 30 mins
3 hrs 25 mins
- Yields: makes about 12 buns
1Whisk yeast, milk and caster sugar until the sugar dissolves. Set aside for 10 minutes. Sift plain flour with cinnamon, mixed spice and salt into a large bowl. Use your fingertips to rub in butter.
3Stir in choc chips or fruit, eggs and yeast mixture. Turn dough onto floured surface. Knead 5 mins. Put in large greased bowl. Cover. Leave in warm spot 3/4 hour. Punch down. Knead until smooth. Shape into even sized balls, place in lined SC and allow to rise for 25mins.
5Combine self-raising flour and 1/4 cup (60ml) water. Pipe crosses onto the buns. Cook for 2 1/2hrs on high with tea towel under lid. Once cooked, glazed while still hot with jam.
Submitted by Alanna
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