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Hot Cross Buns

Updated: Apr 13, 2023

Hot Cross Buns


I usually start making them sometime in Lent…


and stop around July…


(Or I just stop putting frosting on them and we call them ROLLS)


they smell like happiness - taste like home - and flood my heart with kitchen memories


Do you make them?


3 1/2 cups bread flour

1/3 cup sugar

1/2 tsp salt

2 eggs

1/2 cup butter

zest of one orange

1/2 cup lively starter

1/2 tsp yeast (optional - for speed)

1/2-1 cup milk


mix together, adding milk just until ball is formed.

Knead 4 minutes & then ADD IN:


1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup currants


Knead 1 minute more or until incorporated


Cover & rest 1 hr - stretch & fold


Cover & rest 1 hr - stretch & fold


Shape, cover & rest 1-2 hrs


brush with yolk & cream egg wash just before

baking


350 for 30-45 minutes

(until nicely golden)


Top with orange frosting crosses enjoy!


Orange Frosting:

1 cups powdered sugar

Zest of one orange

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 TBS butter

ADD cream or milk JUST until smooth


(I like to put into piping bag to add on the crosses)




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