Get those pinnies on and fire up the oven! Because we’ve found a tried and tested, FAB recipe for some Hot Cross Buns!
First things first, Ingredients!
310 ml Warmed milk
60 g Caster Sugar
16 g Dried Yeast
600 g Sifted Plain Flour
1 tsp Salt
1.5 tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp Allspice
1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
60 g Softened Butter
1.5 Cups of Raisins/Sultanas
2 Large Eggs
60 g Plain Flour
60 ml Water
2 tblsp Apricot Jam – Warmed and Strained
We thought we would try out our colourful nesting mixing bowls for this recipe. Don’t forget to pre heat your oven to 200 degrees! Once you’ve gathered all your bits together and weighed out all that flour! It’s time to start combining everything.
Whisk Sugar, Milk and Yeast together and leave for 10 minutes until it’s nice and frothy. Whilst that’s frothing up, mix your flour, salt and spices together, then rub in your butter so you get a slightly crumbly flour mix!
Then add the Raisins, eggs, and your frothy yeast mixture. Now it’s time to Knead! About 5 minutes kneading should be plenty, now it’s time for a little rest – lightly grease a large bowl, pop your dough in and cover in cling film. Leave in the fridge for about 45 minutes or until it’s doubled in size!
Now it’s all grown up, you need to knead it once more ( This recipe is a great workout! ) and then divide into 12 nice round balls. This is all a bit much so another little rest is needed. This time in a warm place for 15 minutes. Maybe in that cupboard next to your nice preheated oven?
Whilst they’re getting nice and cosy, whisk up that 60g of plain flour and water to create a paste. Once your buns are ready to rumble, pipe a cross over the top and pop in the oven for 10 minutes. Then reduce down to about 180 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown. You can always test one by tapping the bottom and listening out for a hollow sound.
For that finishing touch, we glazed ours with warm Apricot jam. Delicious! If you fancy giving these a go then don’t forget to share the outcome! Use the hashtag ‘#Partyrama’ on all Social Media Platforms.