Hot Cross Bun

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Hot Cross Bun

Servings: 10

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  • Prep Time: 2 hours 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 50 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

Ingredients

You'll Need

  • One mixing bowl
  • One small saucepan
  • Kitchen machine (optional)

Hot Cross Bun

  • 400 g strong flour, 350 g for the dough and 50 g for the hot cross
  • 170 ml milk
  • 2 tbsp marmalade
  • 50 g butter
  • 50 g sugar
  • 7 g dried yeast
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs, 1 for the dough and 1 for the egg wash
  • 70 g raisins
  • 1 lemon, zest
  • 1 orange, zest
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup

Instructions

  1. Heat milk, butter and marmalade until the butter has melted; cool.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, yeast, salt, cinnamon in a bowl
  3. Add the cooled milk, marmalade and butter mix, add one whole egg. Combine to form a wet but not too sticky dough, knead for 5 minutes and leave to rise for an hour
  4. Beat the dough back, add the raisins, orange and lemon zest and knead again. Leave to rest for another hour.
  5. Divide the dough into 10 equal sizes (roughly 80g each) and shape them into balls. Line a baking tray and cover to rise for another hour.
  6. Preheat the oven to 200c.
  7. Brush the buns with an egg glaze.
  8. Mix the remaining flour with enough water to make a thick paste. Use a piping bag (or a sandwich bag with the corner snipped off). Make a cross over each bun.
  9. Bake for 15-17 minutes, until golden.
  10. Heat the Golden Syrup until loose and warm, brush over the buns as soon as they come out of the oven.
  11. Leave to cool, slice them open, toast and serve with liberal amounts of butter.