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Hot Cross Buns

    • 1 hour and 10 mins
    • Serves 12
    • Medium



    Savory treats cannot get better than these hot cross buns. Used as a sign of religious fervor across many nations, hot cross buns bring way more than just taste to the table. They bring with them a rich history of variety and consistency. The buns have changed over time, but one thing that time hasn’t changed about them, is their delicious taste.

    Health Benefits

    Buns are high in soluble fibers and proteins, which is why they can help mitigate the risk of developing high blood pressure and cholesterol.

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    How to Make Hot Cross Buns

    • Add warm water, butter, skimmed milk instant powder, egg, egg white, white sugar, flour and active yeast to the bread maker and hit the dough program settings.
    • Add the cinnamon and currants when there are just 5 minutes of kneading the bread left Let the dough sit in the machine till it doubles in volume.
    • Move the dough to a floured surface, punch it down and let it rest for 10 minutes.
    • Roll the dough smoothly into 12 balls and transfer them to greased 9” x 12” pan.
    • Cover the balls with a thin wet cloth or a cling filmand set aside for 40 minutes or until they expand.
    • Glace the dough balls with egg yolk mixed with 2 tablespoons of water using a brush.
    • Preheat the oven at 375°F and bake for 20 minutes.
    • Remove the buns from the pan and let them cool on a wire rack.
    • Mix icing sugar, vanilla and milk until it thickens to a glaze consistency and transfer it to a piping bag.Pipe little cross shapes on the buns and serve them warm.


    • Toddlers and kids in nursery love the hot cross bun rhymes.
    • Eating hot cross buns is a tradition on Good Friday in countries such as South Africa, United Kingdom, Canada and even India.It’s traditionally eaten hot or toasted in the week of Good Friday.
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