Easter treat: hot cross buns

Hot cross buns
Hot cross buns

Makes: 20

Prep time: 2 hrs


  • 8 cups flour
  • 2 cups warm milk
  • 1⁄2 cup butter
  • 4 T sugar
  • 1 pkt instant yeast
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 T mixed spice
  • 3 T cinnamon
  • 1 cup sultanas
  • 3⁄4 cup flour
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup water
  • 1⁄4 cup warm jam

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1. In a bowl combine milk, butter, sugar and yeast. Allow to stand for 10 minutes until frothy. Add eggs and mix. Sift flour, salt and spices. Add sultanas, and mix until a sticky dough forms.

2. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until smooth and elastic. Coat a bowl with oil or cooking spray. Place dough and cover with damp cloth to rest in warm place and double its volume.

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3. Divide dough into small balls, place on baking tray, cover with damp cloth and leave to rise further for 30 minutes.

4. Mix flour, sugar and water. Place in a piping bag fitted with a small round nozzle. Create crosses on the buns. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and brush with warm jam.

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