Hot Cross Buns -- Mummy Barrow stylee
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An easy recipe for hot cross buns, with a twist
Recipe type: Easy
Cuisine: Breakfast
Serves: 12
  • 300ml milk
  • 50g butter
  • 500g flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 7g sachet fast-action or easy-blend yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 75g sultanas or mixed fruit if you prefer
  • 50g mixed peel
  • zest 1 orange
  • 1 apple finally chopped
  • 1 can of ready to roll croissant dough
  1. Bring the milk to the boil, take off hob and add the butter. Leave until room temperature
  2. Put flour, salt, sugar and yeast in separate bowl.
  3. Make shallow well in the middle of flour.
  4. Pour in the warm milk and butter liquid,
  5. Add the egg.
  6. Mix well, then using your hands bring together until it resembles a sticky dough
  7. Knead on a lightly floured surface for 5 mins until smooth and elastic. Cover with oiled cling film and leave to rise in a warm place for 1 hr or until doubled in size
  8. Next add in the sultanas, mixed peel, orange zest, apple and cinnamon. Knead into the dough, making sure everything is well mixed.
  9. Divide into 12 pieces and roll each into a smooth ball on a lightly floured work surface.
  10. Place on baking trays lined with parchment, leaving enough space for the dough to expand. Cover with a clean tea towel, and leave for an hour for a final prove
  11. Open can of croissant dough and cut thin strips and place on top of each bun in a cross
  12. Bake at 190 for 20 minutes
  13. Glaze with warmed apricot jam
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