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Jiffy Hot Cross Buns

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  Active dry yeast 1⁄4 Ounce (1 package)
  Water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Egg yolk 1
  Packaged biscuit mix 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Currants 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Slightly beaten egg white 1
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sifted confectioners' sugar 1 Tablespoon

Soften dry yeast in warm water or compressed yeast in lukewarm water.
Add next 5 ingredients; beat vigorously 2 to 3 minutes.
Turn out on surface well-dusted with biscuit mix.
Knead till smooth, about 25 strokes.
Roll out to 1/2 inch.
Cut with floured 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter; shape in buns.
Place in greased 11x7x1 1/2-inch baking pan.
Cover with damp cloth.
Let rise in warm place till almost double, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
If desired, cut shallow cross in each bun with scissors.
Brush tops with slightly beaten egg white.
Bake in hot oven (400°) 12 to 15 minutes or till done.
Remove to cooling rack.
Add vanilla and confectioners' sugar (about 1 cup) to the remaining egg white.
Use this as frosting for piping crosses on warm buns.

Recipe Summary

Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1323 Calories from Fat 40

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g6.9%

Saturated Fat 1.5 g7.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 185.1 mg61.7%

Sodium 697.4 mg29.1%

Total Carbohydrates 314 g104.5%

Dietary Fiber 18 g71.9%

Sugars 74.8 g

Protein 9 g18.3%

Vitamin A 4.9% Vitamin C 38.5%

Calcium 83.5% Iron 84.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Jiffy Hot Cross Buns Recipe