13 Feb 2014

Hot Cross Buns :: Thermomix Recipe


These were SO yummy! Definitely a childhood favourite and so much better than the store bought version. I was surprised that my American husband didn't know what hot cross buns were... but i guess they are traditionally eaten on Good Friday in the UKAustraliaNew ZealandSouth Africa, and Canada (and also now popular year round). So for all my American friends, a hot cross bun is a spiced sweet bun made with currants or raisins and marked with a cross on the top. We'll definitely be making these again for Easter this year!
INGREDIENTS
20 g lemon peel
250 g milk
500 g flour
10 g salt
70 g butter
45 g sugar
1 egg
30 g yeast (active)
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
170 grams raisins
METHOD
In Thermomix pulverise lemon peel for 10 seconds on speed 10. Remove and set aside.
Place milk in bowl and cook 50 seconds at 90C on speed 1
Place remaining ingredients, excluding sultanas and mix for 6 seconds on speed 7. Set dial to closed lid position and knead for 3 minutes on Interval setting.
Add sultanas and mix 10 seconds on speed 5
Remove dough to large bowl and place in a warm place for 1 - 1 1/2 hours. Dough should double in size.
Shape into dinner roll size buns. Place close together on greased tray.Let prove for 10 - 15 minutes.
Pipe with crosses (mix 80 g plain flour, pinch salt, 1 teaspoon light oil, 100 g water).
Bake in preheated oven at 220C for 10 - 15 minutes.
Brush with hot sugar syrup while still warm. (2 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons water).
adapted from original recipe

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