Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time25 Min
Ready In35 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings6
CuisineCourse
MethodDish
Speciality

Ingredients

 Active dry yeast1
 Water1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), warm
 Milk1 Cup (16 tbs), scalded
 Sugar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Salt1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Shortening1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 All purpose flour4 Cup (64 tbs)
 Egg yolks3
 Mace1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Currants1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Directions

GETTING READY
1.Start by preheating the oven to 400F

MAKING
2.In a bowl, pour water and soften the yeast in it
3.In a mixing bowl, place the sugar, salt and shortening and pour milk over it
4.When the mixture is lukewarm add yeast and 1 ½ cup flour, keep beating rapidly
5.Let the mixture rise until very light
6.Now beat in egg yolks mace, currants and enough flour to make a soft dough.
7.On a floured canvas, knead the dough until it turns smooth
8.In a greased bowl, turn over dough, cover it and let it rise until doubled
9.Now roll dough 1 inch thick, and cut into 2 ½ inch rounds
10.On greased baking sheets, place the dough 2 inches apart and let it rise until light
11.Place the buns and brush with egg white diluted with a little water
12.Using a sharp knife, cut a cross in top of each bun
13.Finally bake in the oven for 25 minutes

SERVING
14.Serve with hot coffee
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