Hot Cross Buns April 16 2014, 0 Comments

Hot Cross Buns

Recipe courtesy of Gerald and Heather Hanley

From the Good Life Bread Book 2008 (Love the car tip!)

250ml water

200ml apple juice

2 tablespoons mild olive oil

3 tablespoons brown sugar

4 cups white bread mix

2 tablespoons skim milk powder

1 tspn cinnamon

1 tspn nutmeg

2 tspns yeast

1/2 cup sultanas (half chopped dried apples when we have homemade ones)


Pour oil over paddle in bread machine bucket.

Add water and apple juice.

Add sugar, bread mix, milk powder, spices and yeast.

Set the machine to dough setting and press go.

About 4 minutes into the knead cycle add the dried fruit.

When dough is ready remove from pan and knock down on a floured surface.

Shape into rolls as big or small as you like.

Place on an oiled baking tray, cover with a damp cloth and leave to rise in a warm place. (We often use the car for this in the winter where it's nice and warm)

After about an hour (depending on the weather) when it's doubled in size, remove wrapping and brush with milk.

A cross of flour and water mix (2 Tbspns water and 1/2 cup of flour) can be added now for hot cross buns if desired.

Place in pre heated oven at 190c fro 15-20 mins until cooked.

These are great toasted under the grill.

Ed's note - this recipe would be easily adaptable if you don't have a bread machine. Just knead by hand and follow the rest of the instructions.


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