Hot cross buns (Великден, Wielkanoc, Fukkatsu-sai, Velká Noc, Пасхальный, Páscoa, Pâques, Húsvét, Ostern )

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We all now the song as we all know Easter. But what is Easter without the traditional  hot cross buns…..well it’s like Christmas with no presents, like a Birthday without the cake. Inspired? OK then let’s get started.Hot cross buns

Hot cross buns,

Hot cross buns,

one ha’ penny,

two ha’ penny,

hot cross buns.

If you have no daughters,

give them to your sons,

one ha’ penny,

two ha’ penny,

Hot Cross Buns

Ingredients:

Bread Flour- 3 cups

Sugar- ¼ cup

Milk powder- 1 cup

Yeast- 1 tbsp

Salt- 1 tsp

Milk- ¼ cup

Cinnamon/ Nutmeg/ Dry Ginger/ Cloves powder- ½ tsp each

Raisins- ½ cup

Mixed candy peels – ½ cup

Egg- 1 ½ + ½ for egg wash

Butter- 45 grams

Water Roux

 

Method:

For this recipe, I have used the water roux method to get more softer results!

Water Roux

Plain flour- 1 ½ tbsp

Water- ¾ cup

Mix water and flour and stir until all the lumps break.

Cook the mixture until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon.

Allow it to cool before you can use it.

Hot cross buns

For the dough:

Mix all the ingredients together except butter, raisins and the candy peels.

Knead the dough until its soft and elastic for 10 minutes.

Knead in the butter and the dry fruits.

Allow it to rise for 2 hours.

Divide the dough into 18- 20 portions and arrange on a parchment paper.

Cover and allow it to rise until double in size around 30-45 minutes.

During the last 10 minute of the rising time preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.

Use half of the egg add a bit more water and apply on the rolls.

Draw the cross and bake for 15-20 minutes until it’s done.

Soon when it’s out from the oven apply the sugar Syrup to give it a glossy look.

Allow it to cool on wire rack before you can store them in a container.

For the cross

Flour- ¼ cup

Water- few tables spoons

Mix to get a smooth dough. Fill into a plastic bag and make a small opening at one end so that the paste flows and you can draw the cross easily.

Hot cross buns

Sugar Syrup

Sugar- 1 ½ tbsp

Water- 2tbps

Boil and allow it to cool down before you can brush it on the prepared rolls.

Христос Воскресе, Häid lihavõttepühi, Καλό πάσχα, Wesołych Świąt Wielkanocnych!, Христос воскрес, ¡Felices Pascuas!,  Paşte Fericit.

Enjoy.

Hot cross buns (Великден, Wielkanoc, Fukkatsu-sai, Velká Noc, Пасхальный, Páscoa, Pâques, Húsvét, Ostern )

  • Bread Flour- 3 cups
  • Sugar- ¼ cup
  • Milk powder- 1 cup
  • Yeast- 1 tbsp
  • Salt- 1 tsp
  • Milk- ¼ cup
  • Cinnamon/ Nutmeg/ Dry Ginger/ Cloves powder- ½ tsp each
  • Raisins- ½ cup
  • Mixed candy peels – ½ cup
  • Egg- 1 ½ + ½ for egg wash
  • Butter- 45 grams
  • Water Roux

Water Roux

Plain flour- 1 ½ tbsp

Water- ¾ cup

Mix water and flour and stir until all the lumps break.

Cook the mixture until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon.

Allow it to cool before you can use it.

For the dough:

Mix all the ingredients together except butter, raisins and the candy peels.

Knead the dough until its soft and elastic for 10 minutes.

Knead in the butter and the dry fruits.

Allow it to rise for 2 hours.

Divide the dough into 18- 20 portions and arrange on a parchment paper.

Cover and allow it to rise until double in size around 30-45 minutes.

During the last 10 minute of the rising time preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.

Use half of the egg add a bit more water and apply on the rolls.

Draw the cross and bake for 15-20 minutes until it’s done.

Soon when it’s out from the oven apply the sugar Syrup to give it a glossy look.

Allow it to cool on wire rack before you can store them in a container.

For the cross

Flour- ¼ cup

Water- few tablespoons

Mix to get a smooth dough. Fill into a plastic bag and make a small opening at one end so that the paste flows and you can draw the cross easily.

Sugar Syrup

Sugar- 1 ½ tbsp

Water- 2 tbsp

Boil and allow it to cool down before you can brush it on the prepared rolls.

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