Hot Cross Buns#BreadBakers

These Hot Cross Buns were perfect and delicious.   They were on my to do list for a long time.  At last I, made  six buns and in my house, the aroma / smell  as they were  baking was soooo good . 
Makes 6  buns
For the Buns

300 Grams All Purpose Flour
1 Sachet Instant Yeast
2 Tablespoons Heaped Caster Sugar
 Teaspoon Cinnamon powder
¼ Teaspoon Freshly Grated Nutmeg
½ Teaspoon Salt
¾ Cup Warm Milk or as required
30 Grams Unsalted Butter - softened
1 Egg - lightly beaten 

1 Teaspoon Orange zest
20 Grams Candied Mixed Peel
30 Grams Golden raisins or Currants
For the Egg Wash 
1 Egg, lightly beaten
1 Tablespoon Milk
For Crosses
50 grams All purpose flour
1 Teaspoon Caster Sugar
50+ -  Ml Water


In the  food processor combine the flour, yeast, sugar  and salt. Add the milk, butter, egg, and mix.  Knead the dough until it is silky smooth and elastic.
Now take the dough on to the work surface add the candied peel,currants, and 
knead till incorporated and then add spices,orange zest. 
Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, turning the dough once, so the top is lightly greased. 
Cover with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature until almost doubled in size.
Deflate the dough, divide into 6 equal pieces.  
Form each piece into a round ball and place on a oiled baking tray until they double in size. 
Make an egg wash of the beaten egg with  milk and with a pastry brush, brush the tops and sides of the buns.
For the crosses
Whisk the flour and sugar with enough water until it is of piping consistency. Place in a piping bag, fitted with a small plain tip ( I added a litter more water and the batter became runny )  pipe crosses on each bun.
Bake them in a preheat oven to  200°C about  18 - 20 minutes, or until the buns are nicely browned. 
Brush them with butter and place on a wire rack to cool completely .
These came out lovely, soft and delicious.
Labels : Breads, Easter Breads, Bread Bakers, Candied Fruits, Golden Raisins, Black Currants 
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Choereg (Armenian Easter Bread) by Making Miracles
Easy Glazed Baked Donuts by Shockingly Delicious
Folar da Páscoa, a Less-Than-Traditional Version by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
German Osterbrot Easter Bread by Ambrosia
Hot Cross Buns by Sneha's Recipe
Polish Babka by A Messy Kitchen
Kalach (Hungarian Easter Bread) by Passion Kneaded
Kozunak (Bulgarian Easter Bread) by Karen's Kitchen Stories
Russian Kulich - Easter Bread by Food Lust People Love
Sourdough Hot Cross Buns by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Sourdough Ukrainian Paska by Zesty South Indian Kitchen
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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  1. With all that candied peel and orange zest, I can just imagine the aroma as your buns baked, Sneha! Lovely!

  2. Great minds Sneha. Your Hot Cross Buns are lovely.

  3. These are still on my "someday" list! Yours look just lovely!

  4. This is the one bread I have never made! I can't wait to try your recipe!

  5. They are such a classic! I love the citrus pop too!

  6. I've never made them yet! And that dough looks lovely to work with. Wish you could insert smells into posts!

  7. That is beautiful hot cross buns. You made it perfectly I love this

  8. Hi Sneha, your buns look beautiful and I am inspired to make a batch soon. Such lovely flavours there.

  9. That dough looks like a dream to work with.