We will soon be entering the festivities of Easter and those who are unable to find these buns in their parts can now bake themselves a dozen or two. Warm, soft, comforting tastes of home, South Africa.
- 4 cups Bread Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Tablespoon All Spice
- 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
- 1/2 cup Citrus Peels (freshly zested/candied)
- 1/3 cup Raisins (optional)
- 1/3 cup Sugar/Honey
- 2 1/4 Teaspoon Yeast
- 1 1/2 cup Warm Milk
- 4 Tablespoons Butter (melted)
- 2 Eggs (beaten)
- Juice & zest of Citrus Fruit (blood oranges, grapefruit, mandarin, oranges, etc)
- Citrus juice cooked with honey to a syrupy reduction then thickened with 1 teaspoon corn flour.
- 5 Tbsp Flour
Hot Cross Buns
Sift all the dry ingredients together.
In a bowl whisk the warm milk, eggs, butter, and yeast together.
Add to the dry ingredients and mix until a soft dough forms.
Remove from the bowl and knead it until a soft dough is formed.
Place dough in a lightly greased bowl.
Cover and place in a warm spot for about 90 minutes or until doubled in size.
Knock the dough down, portion and form into small balls.
Place closely to each other in a greased baking sheet.
Cover and let it rise again for 30 minutes.
Once risen, brush with egg then pipe the cross over the tops.
Bake at 180C / 350F for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and brush with the glaze while warm.
Mix flour and water until a smooth paste is formed.
Citrus juice cooked with honey to a syrupy reduction then thickened with cornflour.
Prepared, tried, and tested by Rochelle Lazarus Govender from SA Tasty Recipes – Saffas Daily Recipes
- Serving Size: 1