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Hot Cross Buns

Wednesday, 23 March 2016
Hot Cross Buns

500g Strong Flour10g salt
75g caster sugar
10g instant yeast
40g soft butter
2 whole eggs mixed
120ml room temperature milk
120ml cold water
150g Chopped Sultanas
80g chopped mixed peel
Zest of 2 orange & lemon
1 pealed apple diced
3tsp cinnamon
100g plain flour
100ml water
75g Apricot jam


  1. Large bowl mix flour, salt then dry yeast. Slowly add wet ingredients until the dough comes together.
  2. Turn out and need for 10 minutes until smooth
  3. Put into a bowl cover with towel and let double in size (1-2hrs)
  4. Tip out, add fruit and zest and need to incorporate
  5. Back into a bowl for another prove
  6. Knock out air and shape into 12 buns and place on an oven tray
  7. Leave buns to rise (double)
  8. Mix your flour and water and pipe your crosses onto the buns
  9.  Bake in a preheated oven at 250°C for 15 minutes
  10. Take out and brush with your warm apricot jam as a glaze.