These Traditional Hot Cross Buns are lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg and are full of juicy fruit with a sweet glaze topping.  A must try this Easter! What is Easter without Hot Cross Buns?

Hot Cross Bun Recipe

These Traditional Hot Cross Buns are lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg and are full of juicy fruit with a sweet glaze topping.  A must try this Easter! What is Easter without Hot Cross Buns?
Prep Time3 hrs
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 tsp Dried Yeast
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Margarine Melted
  • 1 cup Milk warm
  • 1 Egg whisked
  • 1 cup Fruit Cake Mix

Instructions

  • Brush a baking tray with margarine
  • Sift the dry ingredients together. 
  • Add fruit.
  • Make a well in the center then add egg, margarine and milk mix with a spoon till it is combined. 
  • Use your hand and mix till it comes together. 
  • Turn out on a floured surface and knead till smooth and elastic.
  • Place dough in a large greased bowl. 
  • Cover with plastic wrap.
  • Put in a warm draught-free place to proof for 2 hour or until dough has double in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Punch the dough down to its normal size. 
  • Knead for 2-3 minutes. 
  • Divide into 6 or 8 portions. 
  • Shape into balls. 
  • Place on a prepared baking tray. 
  • Cover and let rise for 30-40 minutes.

Cross Paste

  • Mix ¼ cup plain flour with 2 tablespoons water to a smooth paste.
  • Transfer to a piping bag fitted with a 2 mm nozzle. 
  • Pipe lines along the centre of the buns. 
  • Repeat in the opposite direction to make a cross. 
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Glaze

  • Place 1/3 cup of water and 1/3 cup of sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. 
  • Cook, stirring for 2-3 minutes or until sugar has melted and syrup thickens slightly.
  • Once the Hot Cross Buns are baked brush the glaze over the Hot Cross Buns

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