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|Hot Cross Buns!|
I may have included this on the blog at some time in the past, but here it is again for your enjoyment.
HOT CROSS BUNS
4 to 4 1/2 cups flour
1 cup raisins (I used currants this time)
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons yeast
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, plus a little more melted to brush over the buns
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk
- Heat butter, water, and milk to 120 degrees. Add to 1/3 of the flour and remaining dry ingredients and raisins. Beat two minutes at medium speed. Add 1/2 cup of flour and eggs. Beat two minutes at high speed. Stir in remaining flour to make a soft dough.
- Knead until smooth and elastic, about five minutes. Cover; let rise about 20 minutes. (I just turned the mixer bowl upside down over the dough). Punch down; divide in half. Shape each into 12 equal pieces. Round piece into a smooth ball. Place two inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Brush with melted butter. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate two to 24 hours. Uncover; let stand 10 minutes.
- Cut shallow cross on top of each. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 15-20 minutes.
GLAZE - 2 cups sifted confectioners sugar, 2 Tablespoons milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla - Blend all together and drizzle over the top of the buns. Yield: 2 dozen.
These are always a big hit! The recipe came from our local newspaper many years ago - in the early eighties - and I have been baking them every year since then!
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