Easter Hot Cross Buns

Holidays & Special Occasions Easter- Ostara Easter Hot Cross Buns

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    • #272245
      rtebalt

      An Easter tradition, these lightly sweetened cinnamon yeast buns are delicious and easy to make. An egg yolk wash gives them a glossy finish, creating a canvas for the namesake cross, a painting of milk and sugar icing.

      Ingredients
      3/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
      3 tablespoons butter
      1 tablespoon instant powdered milk
      1/4 cup sugar
      3/8 teaspoon salt
      1 egg
      1 egg white
      3 cups all-purpose flour
      1 tablespoon active dry yeast
      3/4 cup dried currants
      1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
      1 egg yolk
      2 tablespoons water
      1/2 cup powdered sugar
      1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
      2 teaspoons milk

      Cooking Instructions
      Put warm water, butter, skim milk powder, 1/4 cup sugar, salt, egg, egg white, flour, and yeast in bread maker and start on dough program.
      When 5 minutes of kneading are left, add currants and cinnamon. Leave in machine till double.
      Punch down on floured surface, cover, and let rest 10 minutes.
      Shape into 12 balls and place in a greased 9×12-inch pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place till double, about 35-40 minutes.
      Mix egg yolk and 2 tablespoons water.

      Brush on balls.
      Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 20 minutes. Remove from pan immediately and cool on wire rack.
      To make crosses: mix together confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and milk. Brush an X on each cooled bun.

    • #419132
      tsgal

      This sounds great. I’ve seen them, but never made them. I’ll be working on making these for Easter Sunday, for the early morning services.

      This would make a really nice treat for everyone.

    • #419156
      rtebalt

      Let me know how it goes! 🙂

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Holidays & Special Occasions Easter- Ostara Easter Hot Cross Buns