The Honesty Hot Cross Bun

The Honesty Hot Cross Bun

Makes around 24


1.1kg strong white flour 

30g salt

100g yeast

120g sugar 

4g mixed spice

4g ground cinnamon 

4g ground nutmeg 

100g local butter

560g local milk

2 Local eggs

450g raisins 

150g mixed peel 


Crossing paste -


150g local plain flour

20g sugar 

150g water


Spiced glaze -


80g sugar

1g mixed spice

80g warm water


Method -


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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