Easy hot cross buns recipe – In recognition of Easter, I decided to try my hand at making hot cross buns.
These ones turned out perfectly, and they are a really nice size – not too big.
Feel free to add mixed peel or currants, or even choc bits to your buns. Mine are just with sultanas only, as that is the way I like them.
- 125g milk
- 35g butter
- 250g bakers flour
- 10g salt
- 25g sugar
- 1 egg
- 7g yeast sachet
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 100g sultanas
- Cross Paste
- 80 g water
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons boiling water
- 2 tablespoons sugar
Place milk and butter into thermomix bowl and cook for 1 minute at 80°C on speed 2
Add flour, salt, sugar, egg, yeasty, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Mix for 10 seconds on speed 4, then knead for 3 minutes interval speed.
Add sultanas in last 30 seconds of kneading
Place dough into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap and a tea towel and place in a warm place for approximately an hour to rise until doubled.
Roll out dough onto a floured surface to about 2-3 cm thickness. Use MC to cut out buns and a place on a lined baking tray
Place buns closely together on tray. Fill a small plastic bag with cross mixture, and pipe a line lengthways and width ways through the middle of the and vertically across all buns at nice to make crosses.
Place buns in cold oven, and set temperature to 220°C and cook for approximately 15 minutes, until lightly golden.
While still hot, bush tops of buns with sugar syrup.
Calories per serve:71 per bun