Friday, April 22, 2011

Recipe: Hot Cross Buns


Today Sweet Pea and Little Man helped me make Hot Cross Buns.  As we made these, we talked about the significance of today - Good Friday.  What a sweet time of remembering how Jesus died on the cross for us.

There are several recipes available to make these buns but this one is our favorite.  


4 t. yeast
1 cup warm milk
2 T butter, softened
2 eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 t salt
3 cups flour
1/2 cup raisins, chopped
1/2 t cinnamon
1 egg yolk
1 T water
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 t vanilla
1-2 T milk


In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk.  Stir in butter, egg, sugar, and salt.  Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, raisins, and cinnamon.  Add dry ingredients to yeast mixture.  Stir in remaining flour to form a soft dough.  Turn onto a flour surface and knead until smooth and elastic (about 4-6 minutes).  Place in a greased bowl, turn once to grease top.  Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled.
Punch dough down.  Shape into 2" balls.  Place 2" apart on a greased baking sheet.  Using a sharp knife, cut a cross on top of each bun.  Cover and let rise until doubled (about 30 minutes).
Beat egg yolk and water; brush over buns.  Bake 375 for 13-15 minutes.  Cool on wire racks.  Combine powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk.  Pipe over buns.

1 comment :

  1. Those hot cross buns look fantastic. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your buns up.


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