Hot cross buns

Hot cross buns

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Difficulty

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

Ingredients

Servings:-8+
100 g butter
265 ml milk (divided)
85 g sugar
42 g fresh yeast
530 g flour
100 g raisins
egg yolks (divided)
1 tsp cinnamon
30 ml water
flour for work surface
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

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

Nutrition per serving

Cal
531
Protein
10g
Fat
23g
Carb
70g

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.
  • 250 ml milk
  • 80 sugar
  • 42 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.
  • 500 flour
  • 100 butter
  • 100 raisins
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 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.
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 30 flour
  • 5 sugar
  • 30 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!