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Last year was one of our most memorable Easters. My mother decided to make her first batch of hot cross buns at some godly hour the night before. In the morning we all bit into what resembled hard bullets. They were so bad that even the Labradors wouldn’t go near them!

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Yesterday I purposely started to make my first batch. The whole day I was slinging off at mum, reminding her of her misadventures. While I was laughing she was shaking her head, warning me not to act too cocky!

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It was necessary that I got them right! In the end I started to get paranoid. Even whilst gardening I raced the batch in the sun just to make sure they fully proved. So to cut a long story short I am happy to announce that this morning we enjoyed fresh hot cross buns smothered in butter.

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Let’s put it this way, mum wasn’t a happy chappy!

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Hot Cross Buns
An Easter essential!
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4625 calories
847 g
407 g
96 g
107 g
55 g
1903 g
264 g
226 g
3 g
31 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1903g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 4625
Calories from Fat 839
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 96g
147%
Saturated Fat 55g
274%
Trans Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 24g
Cholesterol 407mg
136%
Sodium 264mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates 847g
282%
Dietary Fiber 37g
150%
Sugars 226g
Protein 107g
Vitamin A
73%
Vitamin C
49%
Calcium
76%
Iron
82%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. (Buns)
  2. • 700g (4 ¾ cups) plain flour
  3. • ¼ cup caster sugar
  4. • 1 tbsp. dried yeast
  5. • 1 heap tbsp. ground cinnamon
  6. • 1 tsp. allspice (pimento)
  7. • 2 cups sultanas
  8. • 1 cup raisins
  9. • Zest from 2 lemons
  10. • 300ml full fat milk
  11. • 100g unsalted butter, roughly chopped
  12. • 1 egg
  13. (Crosses)
  14. • 50g (¼ cup) flour
  15. • ¼ cup water
  16. (Glaze)
  17. • 1/3 cup water
  18. • 2 tbsp. caster sugar
Instructions
  1. 1. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, yeast, spices, dried fruit and zest.
  2. 2. Heat butter and milk together in a small saucepan until melted.
  3. 3. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture. Add egg in the centre of the well and using your hands or a spoon slowly combine until the egg is mixed with a bit of the flour. Slowly add milk mixture and gradually combine until mixture forms a sticky dough.
  4. 4. On a floured surface, knead dough for approximately 10 minutes or until it springs back half way once pressed with the tip of your finger.
  5. 5. Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, wrap and leave in a warm area for at least 40 minutes to allow it to prove (double in size).
  6. 6. Break dough into approximately 12 portions and knead each piece into a ball.
  7. 7. Place each ball side by side in a lightly greased 22cm square pan. Cover with cling wrap and leave in a warm place to prove once more for at least 40 minutes.
  8. 8. Preheat oven to 200°C. For the crosses, combine flour and water until a thick paste forms. Either spread with the tip of your finger or use a small piping bag to line each bun length and side ways to form a cross.
  9. 9. Bake for 10 minutes and then reduce oven to 180°C and further cook for another 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. 10. In a small saucepan heat water and sugar together until sugar dissolves. Using a tablespoon pour glaze over each bun.
  11. 11. Transfer buns on a wire rack to cool.
Notes
  1. Substitute currents or sultanas for mixed peel, any dried fruit or chocolate chips.
  2. Lemon zest can be replaced with orange.
  3. Create your own flavour combinations!
Adapted from Gourmet Traveller
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calories
4625
fat
96g
protein
107g
carbs
847g
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Adapted from Gourmet Traveller
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Happy Easter everyone! I hope you have enjoyed this special day with your loved ones and indulged in plenty of hot cross buns and chocolate!

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April 20, 2014
April 20, 2014

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