Hot cross bun recipe

With Easter coming up why not get in the kitchen and bake some hot cross buns. With this recipe you don’t have to rub in the butter or knead in the dried fruit.

You can find the recipe at the bottom.

We had fun measuring the ingredients and mixing.

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Puppy had great fun kneading the dough (with my help). She especially liked it when some if the fruit escaped and she got to poke it back.

Puppy was amazed how the dough “grew” and how it felt different when we knocked it back.

Once it had finished rising again Puppy had fun making the dough into balls for the buns.

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Here are are finished hot cross buns. And this one is Puppies.

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We enjoyed hot cross buns fresh from the oven, and they was delicious.

Hot Cross Buns

Ingredients
For the buns
300ml Milk
50g Butter
500g Strong bread Flour 75g Caster sugar
1 1⁄2 TSP mixed spice or
(1 TSP Cinnamon
1⁄2 TSP Nutmeg)
150g mixed dried fruit 50g mixed peel
For the cross
5 TBSP water 75g plain flour
For the glaze
1 TBSP golden syrup

Heat the milk in the microwave or a pan until it just reaches a boil. Add the butter and set to one side to cool.
In a bowl add all the dry ingredients for the buns and mix.
Once combined make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients.
Once the milk and butter mixture is hand hot add it to the dry ingredients along with the egg. Mix well until you have a sticky dough.
Turn the dough out onto a well floured surface and knead for 5 minute until its stretchy and like elastic.
Place the kneaded dough into an oiled bowl and cover with oiled cling film Place in a warm place for 1 hour or doubled in size.
Once risen turn out onto a floured surface and knock it back. Return to the bowl and cover with cling film and leave for a further hour until doubled in size again.
Divide the dough into 12-15 and roll each into a ball on a floured surface. Place the balls onto trays lined with baking paper leaving room for the buns to expand while cooking.
Cover with a clean tea towel then leave again for another hour. Heat the oven to gas mark 7 or 200c.
Mix the water and flour together for the cross adding 1 TBSP of water at a time to prevent it from becoming to runny, you need a thick paste, spoon into a piping bag. Uncover the buns and pipe a cross onto each.
Bake the buns on the middle shelf of the oven for 20 min until golden brown. Once baked remove from oven and immediately brush with warm golden syrup. Leave to cool then enjoy.

Here is the recipe for you to printout and keep hot cross buns. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did

Izlles age 6
Posy age 4
Puppy age 2.5
Jakey age 10 months

Please excuse my spelling but I have dyslexia and do my best. Please don’t hesitate to correct me.
Thank you.

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