One a penny, Two a penny, Hot Cross Buns!

It will soon be Easter once again so I have revived my Hot Cross Bun recipe for you

Retired? No one told me!

Yes it’s that time of the year when we celebrate Easter with Hot Cross Buns on Good Friday followed by Easter Eggs on Easter Sunday and Simmel Cake on Easter Monday.

So without further ado here is your recipe so you can have them tomorrow hot from the oven.

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Ingredients:

For the dough

  • 450g strong white flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 x 7g sachets easy-blend yeast
  • 50g caster sugar …I use natural golden sugar.
  • 150ml warm milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 50g  butter, melted, plus extra for greasing
  • oil, for greasing
  • 1 tsp Himalayan Salt…ordinary salt is ok.

The spices and dried fruit

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • ¼ tsp grated nutmeg
  • 100g currants
  • Optional: Orange or lemon zest.

To decorate

  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar.

Method:

Put the flour, yeast, castor sugar and 1 tsp salt into a large mixing bowl with the…

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16 thoughts on “One a penny, Two a penny, Hot Cross Buns!

    1. blondieaka Post author

      No it certainly is not! I agree but with lots of things the authenticity gets lost in the name of sales/productivity. But you have the recipe if you can’t maybe you can get someone to make them for you..it is easy 🙂 I hope you can and you enjoy!

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