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Simple Hot Cross Buns Recipe for Bread Maker

Simple Hot Cross Buns Recipe for Bread Maker.

Hot cross buns have been eaten at Easter time for hundreds of years. They say that spiced buns were baked in England hundreds years ago for many occasions, with Queen Elisabeth I passed the law in the 16th century that restricted the sale of the buns to only few special occasions, including Good Friday.

Easter hot cross buns - moist and yummy, with lots of sultanas, currants and peel. Delicious with butter or Vegemite, served hot or cold, who does not love them? Whether you like traditional hot cross buns with sultanas and currants, with fruit and mixed peel, with chocolate chips for chocolate lovers, combinations of hot cross buns recipes are endless.

 

Simple Hot Cross Buns Recipe for bread maker

Ingredients:

1 egg , plus
1 egg yolk
¾ cup milk
1⁄3 cup butter
6 tablespoons sugar
1 ½ teaspoons lemon rind, grated
¾ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¾ teaspoon salt
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon yeast
½ cup raisins or ½ cup candied fruit

Glaze
½ cup icing sugar
1 tablespoon water
½ teaspoon lemon juice

White paste for drawing crosses
2 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons water

Directions:

Put all ingredients except fruit into bread machine. Set for dough mode. Add fruit at signal.

Lightly oil baking pan.

When dough is ready, remove and punch down.

Cut into 18-24 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Place balls 1/2" apart in pan.

Cover with tea towel and put in warm place until doubled (about 1 hour).

Make white drawing paste, mixing flour and water. Put in piping bag and draw crosses on top of the buns.

Warm the oven to 180C/375F. Bake 15-20 minutes.

Let hot cross buns cool slightly and brush with the glaze for this lovely glossy finish.

Yummy! Happy Easter eating.


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