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Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Looking for an easy Hot Cross Buns recipe? Learn how to make Hot Cross Buns using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by weakerthans

Makes 12 servings



http://everybodylikessandwiches.blogspot.com/2008/03/happy-easter-hot-cross-buns-with.html

Recipe Ingredients for Hot Cross Buns

1 c warm water (not too hot)
1 pkg. active dry yeast
2 T sugar
2 1/4 c flour
1 t salt
1 1/2 t cinnamon
2 pinches nutmeg
1 egg
2 T butter, softened
1/2 c raisins
1 tsp orange zest
2 T icing sugar
1/2 tsp milk
1/2 t vanilla
1/4 t cinnamon

Recipe Directions for Hot Cross Buns

  1. In a mixing bowl, disolve yeast into water and stir in sugar. Wait until the yeast doubles in volume (this is called proofing the yeast - if it doesn't, you've got bum yeast. Try again with another packet). Stir in half of the flour, salt and spices. Add in egg and butter and mix well. Add in rest of the flour along with the raisins and zest and beat until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and cover the bowl with a cloth, letting rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.

  2. Oil up a large muffin tin and set aside. Stir down the batter and spoon dough into prepared muffin cups filling half full. Cover tin with cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, another 30 minutes. Heat oven to 400 degrees and bake for 15 minutes or so until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.

  3. Prepare frosting by mixing together icing sugar with a few drops of milk and vanilla. Stir in cinnamon, adding another droplet of milk if necessary to get a smooth, creamy consistency. When buns have cooled, use a spoon to drizzle icing over the buns forming a cross. Place on a plate to catch any drippings.

Categories

Breakfast, Brunch

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 60.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
142
Calories from Fat
23
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.6g
4%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
21mg
7%
Sodium
215mg
9%
Potassium
90mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
26.7g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
7.1g
Protein
3.3g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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