Country Hot Cross Buns Recipe

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  • 1/4 c. tepid lowfat milk
  • 3/4 c. hot water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. dry yeast
  • 3 1/4 x 1/2 c. flour suitable for breadmaking, up to 3
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1/4 tsp grnd nutmeg
  • 1 tsp gound cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 50 gm butter
  • 1 x egg
  • 3/4 c. currants
  • 1/2 c. sultanas
  • 1/2 c. raisins
  • 1/4 c. mixed peel
  • 1/4 c. icing sugar water


  1. Combine the lowfat milk, water and first measure of sugar. Sprinkle yeast over and leave in a hot place till frothy.
  2. Sift the flour, salt, mixed spice, nutmeg and cinnamon into a large bowl.
  3. Stir in the second measure of sugar. Cut butter through till mix resembles fine crumbs. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients.
  4. Lightly beat the egg. Pour the yeast mix and beaten egg into the well. Mix till well combined.
  5. Turn dough out on to a lightly floured surface. Knead till smooth and elastic.
  6. Lightly grease a mixing bowl. Put the dough into it and turn the dough over. Cover and leave in a hot place till dough has doubled in size.
  7. Punch down dough. Lightly knead.
  8. Add in currants, sultanas, raisins and mixed peel, kneading to incorporate.
  9. Divide into 8 to 10 even-sized pcs and shape into balls. Place in a lightly greased 20cm round cake tin. Leave in a hot place till dough is doubled in size (again).
  10. Bake at 220 degrees C for 20-30 min. To test if warm cross buns are cooked, tap the base. If cooked, the bun will sound hollow.
  11. Icing:Mix icing sugar with sufficient water to make a pipeable icing.
  12. To pipe icing crosses cut a narrow corner from a plastic bag. Fill bag with icing and pipe crosses on bun tops.
  13. "Everybody's favourite, this is a particularly yummy version." - Jude
  14. NOTES : Makes 8 to 10 buns. The dry fruit can be mixed in with the egg mix if preferred. This is easier than kneading it in after rising.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Recipe %DV
Recipe Size 609g
Calories 1196  
Calories from Fat 410 34%
Total Fat 46.56g 58%
Saturated Fat 27.4g 110%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 294mg 98%
Sodium 2710mg 113%
Potassium 2103mg 60%
Total Carbs 198.94g 53%
Dietary Fiber 16.5g 55%
Sugars 164.29g 110%
Protein 18.88g 30%
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