Hot cross buns 2012 Royal Easter Show

Sunday, April 1, 2012

In training for the Sydney Royal Easter Show....Again. I think I've nailed the winning recipe this year....

600gms plain flour
14gms yeast
100gms caster sugar
60gms butter
1.5 cups milk
2tspn mixed spice
1.5tspn cinnamon
1 cup currants
.5 tsp salt
1 egg

50gms plain flour
1/4 cup water

50gms sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 tspn mixed spice

1. Mix flour, spices and add currants. Mix.
2. Gently warm milk and add butter and sugar. Stir until melted. Cool until warm. Then add yeast and let sit until frothy.
3. Whisk egg.
5. Add milk mix and egg to flour. Mix/knead until a good texture. Then let sit for 1 hr until it's 2 or 3 times the original size.
6. Knead for 5mins.
7. Cut into 16 equal portions.
8. Knead each bun and roll into a neat ball. Place next to each other in a greased 30x30 square cake pan.
9. Place a damp cloth over buns and sit in a warm place until doubled.
10. Brush with milk.
11. Mix 50 gms flour with water to make crosses. Stir well until a smooth paste. Put in piping bag and put a cross on each bun.
12. Bake for 10mins 220 degrees c. Bake for another 10-15 mins on 200 degrees c.
13. Simmer glaze ingredients for a few mins until is melted. Brush onto hot buns.

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