The Honesty Hot Cross Bun
Makes around 24
1.1kg strong white flour
4g mixed spice
4g ground cinnamon
4g ground nutmeg
100g local butter
560g local milk
2 Local eggs
150g mixed peel
Crossing paste -
150g local plain flour
Spiced glaze -
1g mixed spice
80g warm water
1) Add the flour, salt, yeast, sugar and spices into a mixer. Heat the milk and butter in a saucepan until warm, once the butter has melted add to the mixer along with the eggs.
2) Using a dough hook, mix for 4 minutes on slow and then 6 minutes on medium speed. After this add the fruit and mix for a further 2 minutes until the fruit has evenly mixed through the dough.
3) Cover and leave to prove for around an hour. Once the dough has doubled in size tip out onto a floured surface and cut into 100g pieces. Mould the pieces into balls and place on to a baking tray.
4) Whilst the buns are proving mix together the ingredients for the paste and pour into a piping bag. Once the buns have doubled in size use the paste to cross each one.
5) Place into a pre heated oven (200 degrees c) and bake for around 18 mins.
Whilst the buns are in the oven mix the ingredients for the glaze. As soon as you remove the buns from the oven brush with the glaze and leave to cool.
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