Saturday, March 26, 2005

Hot Cross Buns

This is a breadmaker recipe: (this is from memory!)
but I'm sure all the breadmaker does is knead it a bit and then lets it rise in a warm place for a bit, It takes just over an hour,anyway, so you can easily do that, if you have enough hands free, that is.

I egg
make up to 8 fl oz with tepid water/milk
1 lb Strong white flour
1 tsp salt
2 oz sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp mixed spice
3 oz currants/ raisins
1 1/2 tsp easybake/dried yeast

Put in this order on a dough setting...
Cut into 12 pieces and form into round bun shapes
Leave on oiled tray in warm place to rise for 1/2 to 1 hour
Cut crosses, or add crosses made of plain pastry- this is the fun bit! you can add spots, too, or anything! (slightly irreverant attitude!)
Brush with egg
Bake for 10 mins at 200C?
When they come out you can brush them with a sugar/water or sugar/milk solution to glaze.

Hot cross bun recipe to follow shortly- sorry, I can't do this in advance. We'll be onto rice crispie cakes soon, but these were are great success- well, apart from the slightly burnt ones that were left till last (as pictured!)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a good recipe. I made these - despite the fact that they are 12 for a £ in Tesco!!!!
The smell in the oven and the fresh baked taste made it all worth it.
Thanks for posting stuff - cant believe more people dont comment.

10:25 am  
Blogger Louise said...

Thanks for that. I don't like shop bought ones and love my bread machine so it'll be working overtime today!

10:25 am  
Blogger Rosie said...

Actually, I think I did them at 220, but, you can see the colour o them- its easy to burn them!

8:40 pm  
Blogger Louise said...

How do you get the glaze like that? We didn't quite manage it!!!

10:34 pm  
Blogger Rosie said...

Brush with egg (mixed with a bit of water) before cooking; as soon as they are done, when they are still hot, brush with sugar dissolved in a bit of hot water or milk. This sets, almost straight away, into a kind of sticky glaze. I was amazed it worked so well, actually, but we did 2 lots and they came out exactly the same.

10:40 pm  

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