Hot Cross Buns With Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Servings: 12


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  1. Combine 2 c. of flour, yeast, sugar, salt and spices in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, heat lowfat milk and butter to very hot (120 to 130 ). Add in to flour. Beat on medium speed of mixer for 1 minute. Add in Large eggs. Beat another minute. Stir in currants, orange peel and sufficient remaining flour to make dough easy to handle. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and knead till smooth and elastic, about 5 min, adding additional flour as needed. Place in a buttered bowl, turning to butter top. Cover; let rise in hot place till doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. Punch down dough; turn onto lightly floured surface. Divide dough in half; divide each half into 9 pcs. Form each piece into a smooth round ball. Place balls of dough in two buttered 8-inch square baking pans. Cover; let rise in hot place till doubled in bulk, about 45 min to 1 hour. Brush lightly with egg yolk mix. Bake rolls in preheated 375 oven, 20 to 25 min, or possibly till golden. Remove from pans. Cold on wire rack. Prepare Cream Cheese Frosting. Drizzle frosting across the top of each bun in the shape of a cross.
  2. Makes 18 buns. CREAM CHEESE FROSTING: Beat cream cheese and sugar in a bowl till smooth. Add in up to 1 tsp. of lowfat milk for drizzling consistency.
  3. Note: Warm cross buns are a traditional Easter food. You can bake them in advance and freeze unfrosted. When ready to serve, reheat foil-wrapped buns in a 325 oven. Drizzle cream cheese frosting in the shape of a cross over the buns after reheating.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 137g
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories 407  
Calories from Fat 104 26%
Total Fat 11.88g 15%
Saturated Fat 6.83g 27%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 297mg 12%
Potassium 228mg 7%
Total Carbs 67.45g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2.7g 9%
Sugars 26.07g 17%
Protein 8.65g 14%
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