Hot Cross Buns Recipe

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Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage


 Hot roll mix11 Ounce (1 package, Pillsbury)
 Warm water3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Currants/Raisins1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Chopped citron3 Tablespoon
 Cinnamon1 Teaspoon
 Soft butter/Margarine1 Tablespoon
For frosting
 Powdered sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Butter/Margarine1 1⁄2 Teaspoon, softened
 Milk/Light cream1 Teaspoon
 Vanilla1⁄4 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 110 Calories from Fat 13

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1 g2.3%

Saturated Fat 0.83 g4.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 16.3 mg

Sodium 136 mg5.7%

Total Carbohydrates 21 g6.9%

Dietary Fiber 1.1 g4.3%

Sugars 6.2 g

Protein 3 g5.1%

Vitamin A 1.1% Vitamin C 3.8%

Calcium 0.8% Iron 4.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Prepare hot roll mix with water and egg as directed on package, adding currants, citron and cinnamon with the flour mixture.
Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled in size, 45 to 60 minutes.
Grease (not oil) 8 or 9 inch square pan.
On well-floured surface, toss dough lightly until no longer sticky.
Divide dough into 16 equal portions and shape into round balls.
Place in greased pan.
Cover; let rise until doubled in size, 30 to 45 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.
Brush with soft butter; cool slightly.
To prepare Frosting, stir all ingredients together in small bowl until of spreading consistency.
Form frosting cross on top of each bun with decorating tube