Today it is Easter Sunday, and after making Easter eggs Good Friday, we will be baking English-style Hot Cross Buns today. I have located this recipe in a Danish magazine some years, and I have no idea, if they identical to Hot Cross buns made in England.
English-style Cross Buns: 10-12 buns
- 500 g wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 25 g yeast
- 300 g warm milk
- 50 g butter - melted
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 75 g currants or raisins
- 50 g candied orange peel
- 2 tablespoon boiling water
- 50 g sugar
- Mix 200 g wheat flour, sugar, yeast and milk together. Let the mix rest for 30 minutes on the kitchen table.
- Stir the melted butter and egg into the dough.
- Add the salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, currants/raisins and candied orange peel into the dough. Add the rest of the wheat flour into dough. Knead the dough, until it is soft and smooth.
- Divided the dough into 10-12 pieces. Place the dough on a baking tray covered with baking paper.'
- Cover the dough with a tea towel, and let the buns raises for approx 1 hours.
- Heat the oven (conventional) oven t0 200'C.
- Cur a cross into each bun.
- Bake the buns at 200'C for approx 20 minutes in the upper part of the oven.
- Mix the boiling water and sugar together. Glaze the baked buns, while they are still warm with this sugar water.
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