28 April 2011

HOT CROSS BUNS

Ingredients:
For the dough
450 – 500 grams flour
200 ml lukewarm milk
125 ml lukewarm water
2 ½ teaspoon active dry yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
60 grams sugar
½ teaspoon salt
60 grams butter, melted
¼ teaspoon allspice
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
2 eggs
100 grams currants
50 grams diced citron
For the egg glaze
1 egg
For the lemon glaze
150 grams powdered sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 ½ tablespoons milk


Combine 125 grams of flour, milk, water, yeast, and 1 tablespoon sugar. Beat with an electric mixer until combined and set in a warm place until frothy. Add in the remaining sugar, salt, melted and cooled butter and spices to the sponge. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add 125 grams of flour once again and beat for 5 minutes with electric mixer. Gradually add in the remaining flour, currants, and diced citron.
Turn out onto floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes). Place in a greased bowl, turning to grease top of dough. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and set in a warm place until doubled in size. Punch down the risen dough and turn it out onto lightly floured surface and knead lightly for 2 minutes. Divide the dough into 24 equal parts and shape into buns. Place well apart on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise until almost doubled in size (about 30 minutes). Make a cross on each bun with a razor blade or a very sharp knife.
Brush with egg yolk beaten with 1 tablespoon of water. Bake in a preheated oven at 190˚C for 15-20 minutes or until golden in colour. Let them cool on a wire rack. If desired, mix the ingredients for the glaze and drizzle it over the buns in a cross design.

22 comments:

  1. Obožavam ovakva peciva <3 odlično draga!!!

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  2. Pa, ovo su pravi slatki kolacici, samo sto ne zamirisu preko ekrana!;)))

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  3. What tasty looking hot cross buns!

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  4. Beautiful (as usual)! I'm glad you found the dough easy to work with. It's the kind of thing that's quite easy to make at any time, but makes a really special bun. Thanks for taking part in the challenge. :)

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  5. Tina, these really look delicious. I love hot cross buns and would love to have one of yours with my coffee this morning. I hope you have a greta day. Blessings...Mary

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  6. Hvala cure :)
    Peggy, Mary, thank you so much :)
    Sarah, coming from you, this compliment means a lot to me :))
    The dough was amazing to work with and I will be making them again on Saturday :)
    Thank you for the lovely challenge :))

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  7. The crosses look excellent - I love the rustic look. The buns are beautifully round and golden. Suddenly hungry...

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  8. Savršeni su!!! Obožavam ovakva peciva :)

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  9. wow, krasna su! jako si ih lijepo sredila:))

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  10. Da da nema Uskrsa gde ja zivim bez hot crossbuns .pa puter kad se razmili po njima .Oh..zivot je lep;)

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  11. Hvala devojke :)

    Thank you El for your lovely comment :)

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  12. Beautiful buns! I like to cram mine full of fruit but these look like a lovely simpler version for every day :-)

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