Dec 22, 2015

Hot Cross Buns Recipe



This bun was on my mind for quite a long time. And to be frank i often forget this recipe completely but each time i remember when maha watches the rhymes "HOT CROSS BUNS, HOT CROSS BUNS, ONE A PENNY, TWO A PENNY, HOT CROSS BUNS" . Finally today i decided to give this a try whatever happens and here i am with the post. 


The buns as usual turned out fluffy soft and delicious. I loved the buttery texture of the buns with all those dried fruits in them Such a treat. The glaze over the buns was like cherry on top a icecream. So perfect. You have to give this a try. I made a bigger batch of the dough because i am going to use that to make a delicious cinnamon rolls recipe. Will be sharing it in couple of days..


Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..


Preparation Time : 15 mins
Rising Time : 2 hour
Makes : 12 to 15 buns

Ingredients:

All Purpose Flour / Maida - 3 cups + more
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1 1/4 cup or as needed
Dry Yeast - 1 tblspn
Egg - 1
Cinnamon Powder - 1 tsp
Unsalted Butter - 1/2 cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Raisans - 1/4 cup
Tutti Fruity - 1/2 cup

For Egg Wash:
Egg - 1
Milk - 1/4 cup

For Icing:
Royal Icing - 1 batch (RECIPE HERE)

(MY 1 CUP MEASURES 240 ML)


Method:


Take flour, salt and cinnamon in a bowl and mix well. Set aside.

Melt butter in a pan, add in milk, sugar and whisk well. Touch and see whether the temp of the milk is luke warm. It has to be very warm, if it is hot then the yeast will die.

Once the mix is warm, sprinkle over the yeast and set aside for 5 mins. Now it will be all activated.

Now whisk it well and add in egg and whisk well.

Now add in flour and mix to a sticky dough. Add in raisans and tutti fruity and mix well.

Now cover the dough with a plate and let it rise on a warm spot for 1 hour or till it is doubled in size.

Now add more flour and knead well. Now divide it into equal portions. take one ball and roll it into a smooth ball.

Arrange this in a parchment lined baking sheet and cover it again and let it rise for 1 hour or so.

In the last 10 min of rising, preheat oven to 190 degree C...

Make egg wash by mixing egg with some milk and set aside.

Brush the egg wash over the buns and bake this for 20 to 25 mins till golden.

Remove it and let it cool for 5 mins, remove it to a wire rack and cool it completely.

When the buns are cooling prepare glaze as shown here.

Fill a piping bag or ziploc bag with icing, snip the end off and make criss cross pattern over the buns.

Let it set for an hour and serve.

Pictorial:
Take your ingredients for dough


I used tutti fruity and raisans


Take flour in a bowl


add in some salt


add in cinnamon 


mix well
take butter in a pan, i am going to make the dough in this so i used a big pan
melt it down


add in milk


add in sugar


whisk till sugar is melted


now this is the important stage, touch the milk to check the temparature..The milk has to be luke warm.
If it is hot then it will kill the yeast..so make sure the milk is very very warm


Now sprinkle over yeast..this is dry yeast


now set this aside for 5 mins so the yeast is activated


now whisk this well


add in 1 egg


whisk again


now add in flour mix in


the dough has to be sticky..The more stickier the dough the more soft the buns will become


add in the tutti fruity and raisans


mix well


cover and let it rise for 1 to 2 hours


now the dough is well risen


sprinkle more flour


knead for 5 mins or so


now the dough is soft and supple


divide it into equal portions


take a ball


shape it into a smooth ball


arrange it in a greased baking pan


let this rise again for 1 hour or so


Now make egg wash


add some milk to egg


whisk well


use a pastry brush 


brush over the buns


time to bake


bake till golden


remove it on a cooling rack and cool completely


i made a batch of my eggless royal icing..RECIPE HERE


i filled a piping bag with it and snipped of the end


make a criss cross pattern


done
enjoy 



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