Saturday, March 27, 2010

Hot Cross Buns

I found this about 6 or 7 years ago. We love these and they are easy to make with the breadmachine. A great recipe for Easter breakfast or brunch.

Hot Cross Buns
Allrecipes, Submitted by Sue Litster

3/4 cup warm water
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon instant powdered milk
1/4 cup white sugar
3/8 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 egg white
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
3/4 cup dried currants (we use raisins or craisins)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons water
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons milk

Put warm water, butter, skim milk powder, 1/4 cup
sugar, salt, egg, egg white, flour, and yeast in bread maker
and start on dough program.

When 5 minutes of kneading are left, add currants and
cinnamon. Leave in machine till double.
Punch down on floured surface, cover, and let rest 10 minutes.
Shape into 12 balls and place in a greased 9 x 12 inch
pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place till double, about
35-40 minutes.
Mix egg yolk and 2 tablespoons water. Brush on balls.
Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 20 minutes.
Remove from pan immediately and cool on wire rack.
To make crosses: mix together confectioners' sugar,
vanilla, and milk. Brush an X on each cooled bun.

1 comment:

  1. One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns! I don't think I've ever seen an actual recipe for these!