Buchanans Easter Hot Cross Buns

This recipe for yummy Easter Hot Cross Buns was submitted by Buchanans Foods

Difficulty medium
Preparation Time 20 mins
Cooking Time 20 mins
Servings 12
Main Ingredients
  • 110g Buchanans currants
  • 180ml warm water
  • 50g butter
  • 1 tbsp dried milk powder
  • 380g plain flour
  • 50g caster sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 whole egg and 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp active baking yeast
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp water and egg yolk mixed together
For the icing
  • 60g icing sugar
  • 1 1 / 2 dessert spoons semi-skimmed milk

Main Instructions
  1. Add the warm water, butter, milk powder, caster sugar, salt, whole egg, egg white, flour and yeast into a bread machine and start on dough programme or if you don’t have a bread machine mix all together and begin to knead together with your hands.
  2. When 5 minutes of kneading are left, add the Buchanans currants and cinnamon.
  3. Leave in machine till doubled or continue kneading with your hands until you reach this point.
  4. Drop onto a floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Shape into 12 balls and place in a greased 9x12inch tin. Cover and let rise in a warm place till doubled (about 35-40 minutes).
  6. Brush the mixed egg yolk and water over the dough balls.
  7. Bake at 190 o C for 20 minutes. Remove from pan immediately and cool on wire rack.
  8. To make the crosses on top of the buns: Mix together the icing ingredients and brush a cross on each cooled bun.
Allergy Advice
This recipe may include:
  • Cereals
  • Eggs
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