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
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.