Hot cross buns

Hot cross buns

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Clarissa

Clarissa

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Difficulty

Medium 👍
30
min.
Preparation
30
min.
Baking
60
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings2
25 g
butter
66¼ ml
milk (divided)
21¼ g
sugar
10½ g
fresh yeast
132½ g
flour
25 g
raisins
1
egg yolks (divided)
¼ tsp
cinnamon
ml
water
flour for work surface
MetricImperial

Utensils

small saucepan, stand mixer or hand mixer with beaters, baking sheet, parchment paper, pastry brush, oven, piping bag

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Nutrition per serving

Cal531
Protein10 g
Fat23 g
Carb70 g
  • Step 1/6

    In a small saucepan, slowly warm up some of the milk, part of sugar, and yeast over low heat until it’s warm to the touch.
    • 62½ ml milk
    • 20 g sugar
    • 10½ g fresh yeast
    • small saucepan

    In a small saucepan, slowly warm up some of the milk, part of sugar, and yeast over low heat until it’s warm to the touch.

  • Step 2/6

    In a stand mixer, beat together some of the flour, butter, raisins, egg yolks, cinnamon, and milk mixture for approx. 3 – 5 min. Cover and allow to rest in a warm place for approx. 30 – 35 min.
    • 125 g flour
    • 25 g butter
    • 25 g raisins
    • ¾ egg yolks
    • ¼ tsp cinnamon
    • stand mixer or hand mixer with beaters

    In a stand mixer, beat together some of the flour, butter, raisins, egg yolks, cinnamon, and milk mixture for approx. 3 – 5 min. Cover and allow to rest in a warm place for approx. 30 – 35 min.

  • Step 3/6

    Turn out dough onto a floured work surface and form into individual rounds, approx. the size of dinner rolls. Transfer to a lined baking sheet and let rest for approx. another 30 min.
    • flour for surface work
    • baking sheet
    • parchment paper

    Turn out dough onto a floured work surface and form into individual rounds, approx. the size of dinner rolls. Transfer to a lined baking sheet and let rest for approx. another 30 min.

  • Step 4/6

    Preheat oven to 200°C/390°F. Mix together rest of egg yolk and milk and brush on top of buns. Mix together rest of flour, rest of sugar, and water and transfer to a piping bag.
    • ¼ egg yolk
    • ¼ tbsp milk
    • g flour
    • g sugar
    • ml water
    • pastry brush
    • oven
    • piping bag

    Preheat oven to 200°C/390°F. Mix together rest of egg yolk and milk and brush on top of buns. Mix together rest of flour, rest of sugar, and water and transfer to a piping bag.

  • Step 5/6

    Pipe icing over buns to form a cross-shape. Transfer to preheated oven and bake at 200°C/390°F for approx. 20 – 25 min. until golden brown. Enjoy with some butter and jam!

    Pipe icing over buns to form a cross-shape. Transfer to preheated oven and bake at 200°C/390°F for approx. 20 – 25 min. until golden brown. Enjoy with some butter and jam!

  • Step 6/6

    Pipe icing over buns to form a cross-shape. Transfer to preheated oven and bake at 200°C/390°F for approx. 20 – 25 min. until golden brown. Enjoy with some butter and jam!

    Pipe icing over buns to form a cross-shape. Transfer to preheated oven and bake at 200°C/390°F for approx. 20 – 25 min. until golden brown. Enjoy with some butter and jam!

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