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Breadmaker Hot Cross Buns Recipe – Easy and Heavenly

Hot Cross buns Bread Maker

It’s that lovely time of the year again.  Growing up Catholic I have issues with eating Hot Cross Buns all year round, and if I did the novelty would wear off.  When I got my bread machine I discovered that shop bought Hot Cross Buns are not a patch on homemade ones and they really are easy.  I searched for lots of recipes and after taking from a few and tweaking this is the recipe which I came up with and the whole family loves.  Oooh and the smell when they are baking, yum, yum, yum.

Breadmaker Hot Cross Buns (makes 16)

Place the following in bread machine pan in the order written. I guess it would be best to sieve the dry ingredients together and add combined after the sugar.

1 egg

40g butter

300ml water

60g brown sugar

¼ tsp nutmeg

1 tsp cinnamon

1 ½ tsp mixed spice

½ tsp ground cloves

520g cake flour

1 ½ tsp salt

2 ½ tsp yeast

Select dough cycle, after 15 mins add

¾ cup raisins

½ cup saltanas

¼ cup cake fruit mix

Coat the above with 1 Tbs flour before adding, you can adapt the quantities e.g. leave out the cake fruit mix and use 1 cup raisins

At the end of the dough cycle, knead lightly and divide into 16 balls, place close together in a greased pan, cover and leave to rise in a warm place for about 30 mins.

Hot Cross Buns Piped

CROSSES

70g flour

80ml water

1 tsp sugar

Combine ingredients for crosses and pipe on.

Bake at 200 deg. C for about 20 mins until golden.

GLAZE

2 Tbs water

1 Tbs Castor sugar

1 tsp gelatine

Combine glaze ingredients and heat in microwave for 1 min. Brush over hot buns.

3 comments

  1. Ag I need a bread machine. I adore hot cross buns but honestly yes, not all year round.

    • A bread machine is a really worthwhile investment, I have the mellarware Ma Baker, not too expensive from PnP Hyper and so useful. Not only is our bread preservative free but it comes with us on self catering holidays, is used for Pizza dough and so much more.

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