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Hot Cross Buns

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Active dry yeast 1 Tablespoon
  Lukewarm milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Warm water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  All spice 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Melted butter 4 Tablespoon
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Currants 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped mixed candied fruit 4 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING STARTED
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

MAKING
2. Take a bowl sift 1 teaspoon sugar with 1 cup of the flour.
3. Fold in yeast, water, milk and stir them well.
4. Allow it to stand for about 20 minutes to half an hour.
5. Similarly sift the remaining allspice and salt. Stir in ½ cup of the sugar.
6. In another bowl stir together egg and melted butter and add it to the risen yeast mixture.
7. Add fruit, flour and currants.
8. Spread the dough on a floured surface and knead it until smooth.
9. Portion out the mixture into 12 pieces and shape them into buns.
10. Set these buns on well greased and floured baking sheets and allow them to rise in a warm place until they are doubled.
11. Form the cross pattern on each bun by making two slashes.
12. Bake it for about 15-20 minutes at 375°F by placing it just above the center of a preheated oven.
13. Cool the buns on the wire rack. Brush the glaze prepared using 2 tbsps of water and ¼ cup sugar over the warm buns.

SERVING
14. Serve as required.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday
Ingredient: 
Milk

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