I adore Hot Cross Buns, so I decided to put my bread maker to good use and give some ago. Rebecca my four and three quarters year old niece and Rhys my 3 and a half year old nephew were there to give me a hand.
I just used the recipe in my bread maker booklet, when I make them again, I think I will add more fruit and more spices.
3 t Surebake yeast
450 g White flour
3 T Brown Sugar
6 T Butter
1/2 t salt
3 t mixed spice
1 T orange Zest
2 T milk powder ( I use fresh milk instead)
200 ml Water (I don’t use milk powder, so I just use a combination on water and fresh milk to make up this 200 ml.
Throw all ingrediantes in the the listed order and set on a sweet dough cycle.
3/4 cup of Sultanas- added most of the way through the kneading cycle when beeps.
When done, place dough in a greased bowl and leave to rise for 20-30 min.
Then shape in to approx 12 buns (more or less depending on desired size) Cover and leave to rise in a warm place for 30-35 min, or until doubled in size.
Pipe on crosses ( made by mixing half a cup of flour with 2 T of oil and some water) Bake in a pre-heated oven (200C) for 15-20 min, untill golden brown. Brush with a glaze of 3 T of milk and 3 T of sugar boiled until syrupy.
Eat hot from the oven with lashing of butter and a nice cup of tea! YUM