hot cross buns

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desiree moore


these date all the way back to english folklore. it was said that hot cross buns baked on good friday would never spoil through the following year.some bakers belived that holding on to one of there hot cross bun and hanging on the kitchen wall ment that the yeast porductsin the coming year would rise sucssefuly.some sailors took hot croos buns with them on there voyages to ensure there ships wouldnt sink.and they say freinds that gift one another with hot cross buns would stay freinds for life.....


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24 buns
2 Hr
20 Min


  • 2 c
    whole milk
  • 1/2 c
    canola oil
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 pkg
    active dry yeast
  • 4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder (heaping)
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    additional flour
  • 1/4 c
    sugar cinnamon mixture
  • 1/2 c
    rasins or nut

  • 1
    egg white
  • ·
    slpash of milk

  • 1
    egg white
  • 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • ·
    splash of milk

How to Make hot cross buns


  1. for the buns...combine 2 cups milk ,1/2 cup oil,1/2 cup sugar sir and heat uuntil almost boiling trun off and let cool for 30 min....
  2. sprinkle active dry yeast over mix,add 4 cups flour and sir it will be sticky at this stage place bowl on a hot pad on med to low for 1 hour....
  3. now add 1/2 cup flour,baking soda,baking powder,and salt mix well...
  4. combine your cinnamon and sugar set aside...
  5. lightly flour your counter,press to flaten the dough out,get your cinnamon sugar mix and sprinkle a couple tbsp full on the dough and then add your nut or fruit mix to the dough... fold,the dough until the nut mix is gone....
  6. pinch off ping pong ball sized bunches of dough with floured hands roll dough in to a ball fold the edges over and place on a greased pan... cover your pan with a towel and place back on the heating pad for 30 min...... pre heat your oven to 350
  7. mix your egg wash and brush over the top of each roll....bake for 20 min or un till brown..
    cool completly and then mix your iceing try to get it on the little thicker side and put it in a frosting bag and then make white cross on top.... these are great for easter.

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Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Other Tag: Healthy

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