So I attempted to make our very own hot cross buns.
Our uncle has a tradition to bring hot cross buns to family Good Friday events. Alas the bakery will not be open on Friday..
Also.. My sis Jess had made it last year and this which has inspired me to give it a go 😉
So here are the results and recipe
1) Heat up in a saucepan over low heat until luke warm
– 1 1/4 cups [ 310 ml ] Milk
– 1/3 Cup Sugar
2) Turn off heat and stir in 2 x 7 g dried yeast and let it stand for 10 mins or until mixture is foamy.
3) Sift into a bowl
– 4 cups flour
— 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
— 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
— 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
— 1/4 tsp Ground Cardamom
– 1/4 tsp Salt
4) Stir in 1 cup of mixed dried fruit / raisins
5) Add into the yeast mixture bowl and stir until mixture forms a dough.
– 1 egg
– 100 g unsalted butter, melted, cooled
6) Knead on a floured surface for 5 mins or until smooth and elastic.
7) Place in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap and stand in a warm place for 1 hr or until doubled in size.
8) Divide dough into 16 pieces and shape into balls.
9) Place in a greased 23 cm square cake tin. Cover with a tea towel then stand in a warm place for 30 mins or until risen level with tin’s rim.
10) Pre-heat oven to 200 Degree Celsius
The Cross Mixture
Stir and mix
– 1/3 cup flour
– 1 tbs Sugar
– 1/4 cup Water
11) Bake for 10 mins then reduce the oven to 180 degree celsius and bake for 15-20 mins or until golden and risen.
12) Turn on to a wire rack to cool.
13) Stir in a saucepan over low-medium heat until sugar dissolves then bring to the boil.
– 1/3 cup sugar
– 2 Tbs water
14) Brush hot syrup over top of buns.