Hot Cross Buns

I have been trying to recreate the hot cross buns that my mom misses from living in Connecticut. These came close. Since we are social distancing I will not make them this year… I don’t need to be around this many of them by myself! Wonderful fresh out of the oven with tea. 

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 packages yeast
  • 4 – 5 cups flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp water

Icing

  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 Tbs of milk
  • 1 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice

Directions

In a large bowl, combine sugar, salt, yeast and 1 cup of flour. In large saucepan over low heat, slowly heat milk and butter until very warm (120-130 degree). Butter does not need to melt. With mixer at low heat, gradually beat liquid into dry ingredients. Increase speed to medium; beat 2 minutes more; beat 2 minutes more, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula.

Beat in eggs and 1 cup of flour; continue beating 2 minutes, occasionally scraping bowl.

With spoon, stir in additional flour, about 2 cups, to make a soft dough.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Shape into a ball.

Turn over in greased bowl to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm place until dough is doubled, about an hour.

Punch dough down. Grease a 13 x 19 baking pan. Knead raisins into dough. Divide dough into 12 pieces, shape into balls; place evenly into pan. Cover with towel; let rise in warm place, away from drafts, until doubled, about 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350 F

In small bowl, combine egg yolk with water. Brush buns with egg yolk mixture. Bake buns 30 minutes or until brown.

While buns are cooking, prepare icing. In a small bowl combine ingredients, beat until smooth.

Remove buns from oven and let cool slightly on rack. Make icing cross on buns. Serve warm

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Hot Cross Buns

  1. that bunny is soooo cute!!! I hope you have a lovely weekend!!

    Stay safe! Michele

    On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 11:33 AM Something From the Ovens wrote:

    > laughingmoondesigns@yahoo.com posted: “I have been trying to recreate the > hot cross buns that my mom misses from living in Connecticut. These came > close. Since we are social distancing I will not make them this year… I > don’t need to be around this many of them by myself! Wonderful fresh out ” >

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