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Hot Cross Buns

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Barry shows you how to make your very own hot cross buns from home - perfect for Easter. For a first attempt, they turned out yummy!
Ingredients
  Milk 225 Milliliter
  Yeast 25 Gram
  Cinnamon stick 1 , halved
  Cloves 6
  Nutmeg 1 Teaspoon, grounded
  Caster sugar 55 Gram (50g + 1 tsp)
  Strong flour 450 Gram
  Butter 100 Gram
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Cinnamon 1 Pinch
  Eggs 2 , beaten
  Mixed fruit 200 Gram
  Flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (For dusting)
  Butter 1 Tablespoon (For greasing)
For bun cross
  Plain flour 4 Tablespoon
  Water 5 Tablespoon
For egg wash
  Eggs 1 , beaten
  Water 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a measuring cup pour in the milk and add in cinnamon stick, cloves and nutmeg powder.
2. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, take out and stir. Again microwave for 30 seconds.
3. In a large mixing bowl add in the flour and butter. Mix well with hands.
4. Add in the 50 gram of caster sugar, cinnamon and salt. Stir well with spatula.
5. Make a well into the mixture and pour in the eggs and half of milk mixture through sieve. Mix with spatula. Pour in some more milk, yeast and 1 tsp. of caster sugar. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
6. Sprinkle the dry flour over the kitchen counter and scrape out the dough from bowl. Knead the dough for few minutes.
7. Grease a bowl with butter and place the dough into that bowl. Cover the bowl with saran wrap and place on a warm place for 120 minutes.
8. Take out the dough and place in large mixing bowl. Add in the mixed fruits and knead again. You can use more flour if needed.
9. Divide the dough into small portions and give bun shape. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and place the buns on that let it sit for sometimes until it becomes double in size.
10. For cross – in a bowl add in the flour and water. Mix well with a fork.
11. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.

MAKING
12. Make cross, over the buns using the flour mixture.
13. Bake in oven for 20 minutes at 200 degrees C.
14. Meanwhile in a bowl mix together egg and water to make egg wash.
15. Take out the buns after 15 minutes and glaze the top with egg was. Bake in oven again for 10 minutes.

SERVING
16. Serve Hot Cross Buns with milk, tea or coffee.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
British
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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