Hot Cross Buns

Prep: 35 minutes | Cook: 20 minutes | Servings: 4

Ingredients

For Yeast Activation

1 tbsp Warm Milk

½ tsp Sugar

1 tbsp Dry Yeast

For the dough

¼ Cup Warm Milk

½ Cup Castor Sugar

¼ Cup Melted Butter

½ tsp Salt

2 Eggs, beaten

¼ tsp Cinnamon Powder

¼ tsp Nutmeg Powder

4 Cups Refined Flour

¼ Cup Raisins

¼ Cup mixed Dried Fruit Peels

¼ Cup Egg Wash

For the Cross

2 tbsp Refined Flour

3 tbsp Water

Process

  • For yeast, combine milk (make sure the milk is warm), sugar and yeast. Stir and let it sit for 5-8mins.
  • Now for the dough, combine milk, castor sugar, butter, salt and beat well.
  • Add eggs and whisk again. Now add cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, refined flour and knead into a soft and smooth dough.
  • Butter a bowl and keep the dough in the bowl. Cover the dough with damp cloth and keep in warm place for an hour. It will double to its original size.
  • Take the dough out and bash the dough with your hands to let the air out.
  • Add dried fruits and knead till everything is incorporated.
  • Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and roll each into a ball, evenly spacing them out on the tray as you go.
  • Cover with the damp cloth and leave in a warm place for a further 30 minutes, or until doubled in size.
  • For the cross, combine flour and water and make a thick paste. Fill the paste in a piping bag.
  • Generously apply egg wash on the buns and trace a cross on all the buns.
  • Bake them in pre heated oven at 200*c for 20mins or top is nice golden brown.
  • Remove from tray and let it cool. Serve these sticky buns with butter.
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