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Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Hot Cross Buns are sweet spiced buns traditionally eaten on Good Friday in the British Isles, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, and India. The bun marks the end of lent and the cross shape on it signifies the cross that Christ died on.
  • Ingredients

    Serves - 10 people

    ¼ cup of sugar

    ½ tbsp of salt

    4 eggs

    2 cups of flour

    ½ tsp of yeast

    2 medium-sized apples, diced

    3 serving spoons of Mamador Pure Vegetable Oil

    ½ cup warm water

    70g of skimmed milk (liquid)

    1 tsp Vanilla flavour (you can substitute with any other flavour)

  • Method
    Step 1
    Pour warm water, sugar, salt, 2 whole eggs, 2 egg whites only, flour, yeast and Mamador Pure Vegetable Oil in a bowl and mix thoroughly with a mixer or knead with your hands.
    Step 2
    Make a well in the center of the dough and pour skimmed milk. Knead well until milk is mixed in properly. When the batter is smooth, add flavours and mix again.
    Step 3
    Tip onto a flat surface and knead by holding the dough with one hand and stretching it with the heel of the other hand, then folding it back on itself. Repeat for 5 mins until smooth and elastic.
    Step 4
    Put the dough in a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with oiled cling film and leave to rise in a warm place for 1 hr or until doubled in size and a finger pressed into it leaves a dent. With the dough still in the bowl, add the diced apples and knead into the dough, making sure everything is well distributed.
    Step 5
    Divide the dough into even smaller pieces. Roll each piece into a smooth ball on a flat surface.
    Step 6
    Arrange the buns on baking trays lined with parchment, leaving enough space for the dough to expand. Cover (but don’t wrap) with more oiled cling film, or a clean tea towel, then set aside to prove for an hr.
    Step 7
    Heat oven to 220C/200C and in a separate bowl, mix 1 serving spoon of flour with about 5 tbsp water to make the paste for the cross. Add the water 1 tbsp at a time, so you add just enough for a thick paste.
    Step 8
    Spoon into a piping bag with a small nozzle. Pipe a line along each row of buns, then repeat in the other direction to create crosses.
    Step 9
    Bake for 20 mins on the middle shelf of the oven, until golden brown.
    Step 10
    Serve hot and enjoy with some jam if you’d like.
  • Reviews
    Hot cross buns
    Mukky | 08/01/2018
    Thank you so much Mamador crew for sharing this wonderful recipe. I tried it and it came out very well. Although I made a mistake at first because I didn't measure the yeast well but got it the second time. I was very impressed with myself. Thank you so much. MaryBlossom

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