Happy Good Friday. Welcome to this week's; Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop.
This week I have a guest post to share with you. An Easter classic too, Hot Cross Buns With California Raisins.
Makes 18 buns.
- 237ml milk
- 30g butter or margarine
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 59ml warm water (45°C/110°F)
- 600g flour
- 75g sugar
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 200g California Raisins
- 100g mixed candied fruit
- 2 eggs, well beaten
- 1 egg yolk, diluted with 1 tsp water
- 150g powdered sugar
- 2tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp water
1. Boil milk; stir in butter and cool to lukewarm.
2. Dissolve yeast in warm water.
3. Sift flour with sugar, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir in raisins and candied fruit until well coated.
4. Stir in eggs, cool milk, add yeast; blend well.
5. Turn dough out onto lightly floured board and knead until smooth and elastic, 5 to 8 minutes.
6. Place in greased bowl, turning onto grease top. Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 1/2 hours.
7. Knock back dough, pinch off pieces, and form smooth, rounded balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Place balls of dough on greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
8. Brush each bun with diluted egg yolk.
9. Snip 1/2 inch deep cross in the centre of each bun with greased scissors.
10. Let buns rise in warm place until doubled in bulk, about 30 minutes.
11. Bake at 400°F/200°C for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks for about 5 minutes.
Recipe courtesy of California Raisins.
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