Easy Hot Cross Buns Recipe
Vintage Recipe for Good Friday Cross Buns
Hello all, I recently stumbled upon an older recipe in my families cookbook for making old fashioned cross buns. Cross buns are traditionally eaten hot or toasted on good Friday. However, that doesn't stop me from whipping them up as a light desert whenever I very well please! What makes these raisin studded, surgery crossed, toasted treats so great is that they are surprisingly easy to make. Ill include step by step instructions on how to prepare the recipe below, but if anyone finds themselves having trouble, please don't be afraid to leave a comment asking for help.
All Ingredients Needed For The Recipe
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 packages active dry yeast
5 cups of all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup seedless raisins
sugar icing- In bowl mix 3/4 cup confectioners sugar with 1 tablespoon of milk.
6 STEP PLAN MAKES 15 CROSS BUNS
Combine salt, yeast,sugar,and 1 1/2 cups flour in a large bowl. In a 1 quart saucepan over low heat,heat milk and butter or margarine until roughly around 135 °F give or take a couple degrees either way. Using a mixer at a lower speed beat the liquid in the saucepan into the dry ingredients until blended thoroughly. Then increase the speed of the blender to around medium;beat for 2 min. Beat in 1 egg and one cup flour to make a thick batter. Continue beating for 2 minutes, making sure to scrape the bowl often. Stir in raisins and enough additional flour (about 2 to 2 1/2 cups) to make a soft dough.
Turn dough onto floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. This should go on for about ten minutes adding additional flour while kneading. Shape the dough into a ball and place into a greased medium bowl,turning dough over so that the top is greased. Next cover and let the dough rise in a warm area ( by warm I talking roughly 82° F) away from draft until doubled. This should take roughly about an hour.
Punch down dough and turn onto a floured surface. Divide into 15 equal pieces;cover with owl and let rest for 15 minutes. Then grease a 13" by 9" baking pan.
Shape the dough into balls;place in baking pan. Cover and let rise until they are doubled. this should take about an hour.
Preheat your oven to 350°F. In small bowl beat remaining egg. Cut a cross in each one of the buns;brush with egg. Bake for 25 minutes or until buns are golden.
After baking, remove pan from the over and let the buns cool for 15 minutes. Prepare the icing, and then fill the cross on each off the buns with icing.
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