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Sourdough Hot Cross Buns

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Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Warm water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (105-115°F)
  Flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Warm milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (105-115°F)
  Sourdough starter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon, softened
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chopped red and green candied cherries 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Golden raisins 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Confectioners icing 1 Tablespoon
Directions

1 Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Combine 1 cup flour, milk, sourdough starter, sugar, salt, butter, vanilla, and yeast mixture in mixing bowl.
2 Add cherries, raisins, and enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes.
3 Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
4 Punch down dough. Divide into 12 equal pieces. Shape into balls. Place on greased baking sheet.
5 Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 30 minutes. Bake in a preheated 400°F oven 15€”20 minutes or until done.
6 Cool on wire rack. Make crosses on top of buns with Confectioners' Icing.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Holiday, Party

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