Saturday, April 7, 2012

Breadmaker Hot Cross Buns

I've been making these for the last 4 years and never does a batch last more than an hour.  They are divine.  Need I say more!  You will need to follow your breadmakers instructions for dough making.

Ingredients (in order of how they should go into the breadmaker)
3 teaspoons Surebake yeast
450g white flour
3 tablespoons brown sugar
6 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons milk powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons allspice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon orange rind
1 egg
200 ml water

3/4 cup sultanas
2 tablespoons mixed peel

Put all ingredients in your breadmaker in the order above and follow your breadmakers instructions on making dough.

Place dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and leave to rise for 20 - 30 minutes.  Or if you are lazy like me you can just leave in your breadmaker.

Shape into 10 - 12 buns depending on size.

Cover and leave to rise in a warm place (30 - 35 degrees) for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.

Put on crosses.  To make crosses mix 1/2 cup of flour with 2 tablespoons of oil, and then add sufficient water to make a stiff paste.  Put into a piping bag and pipe into the shape of crosses.

Bake in a preheated 200 degree oven for 15 -25 minutes or until golden brown.  Brush over glaze.  To make glaze boil together 3 tablespoons milk with 3 tablespoons of castor sugar until syrupy.

Lather with butter and enjoy hot from the oven.  Hmmmm.

1 comment:

sweetwilliam said...

I tried to make some hot cross buns - but the turned out a week bit hard - these sound great - will have to try next time! ( might need a bread maker too haha)