Hot Cross Buns

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Ingredients for 15 or 16 Hot Cross Buns:


Recipe slightly adapted from this one from Anson Mills


1/4 cup currants, soaked in hot rum for an hour or two


3/4 cup milk warmed to 100 F.


1 package dry active yeast


1 tablespoon each orange and lemon zest


7 tablespoons melted butter


1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar


1 large egg, beaten


1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom


1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


1/2 teaspoon fine salt


3 cups bread *flour, plus more if needed




* hold back a little of the flour until you sure you need it. You can always add, but can’t remove!




For the crosses:


1/4 cup water


1/3 cup all-purpose flour, plus more to make a thin, pipe-able dough

– Bake at 425 F. for about 15 minutes




For the glaze:


1/4 cup sugar


3 tablespoons water


– Cook syrup to 225 F., and brush over warm


happy cooking.

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