Fruity Hot Cross Buns
|Plain flour||1 Pound|
|Mixed spice||1 Teaspoon|
|Dried fruit||2 Ounce|
|Milk||1⁄2 Pint, lukewarm|
|Chopped candied peel||2 Ounce|
|Cake yeast||1 Tablespoon|
Rub butter into sifted dry ingredients.
Cream yeast and sugar with a little of the milk.
Add the rest of the milk and stir yeast mixture into a well in the centre of the flour.
Mix well and then knead until smooth.
Cover and leave in a warm place until doubled in bulk.
Shape into buns and place on a greased baking sheet.
Mark crosses on top.
Leave to prove for 15 mins.
and bake at 425° F for 15-20 minutes.
As soon as you take them out, brush them with sugar and water glaze: 1 tblspn, sugar mixed with 1 tblspn, water