Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Step 1

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, yeast, lemon rind, salt cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in warm water and butter, then beaten eggs. Using a wooden spoon, vigorously stir dough until smooth and elastic. Stir in raisins and candied peel. Scrape down sides of bowl, cover with a clean dry towel and stand for 10 minutes. Grease 24 medium to large-sized muffin cups and spoon in batter -- no more than 2/3 full. Brush tops with melted butter. Cover and let rise in a warm place until almost double, about 20 - 30 minutes. Bake in an oven preheated to 375 degrees for about 20 minutes or until tops are browned. Let cool on wire racks until warm, about 10 - 15 minutes. Combine icing sugar with milk until smooth; place in a piping bag or spoon on top of buns to make crosses. Makes 24 buns.

From The Gazette, 91/02/27.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 1/2c All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/3c Granulated Sugar
  • 2tb Quick Rise Instant Yeast
  • 1ts Salt
  • 2ts Cinnamon
  • 1/2ts Grated Nutmeg
  • 2c Warm Water
  • 1/4c Melted Butter
  • 2ea Eggs, beaten
  • 1c Raisins or part currants
  • 1/2c Mixed Candied Peel
  • 1 1/2c Icing Sugar
  • 2tb Milk

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