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grisdes

HOT CROSS BUNS

Anyone out there who would like to share a wonderful recipe for Hot Cross Buns?  I found several, some with eggs, others don't call for any eggs.  They all call for butter and milks, spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, etc. and dry fruits like raisins or cranberries.  I would love to make some for Easter. 


Thank you.

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Floydm

Here is the recipe I usually use.  Nothing fancy, but it usually turns out well.

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txfarmer

http://www.danlepard.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=723


Very easy recipe, since you knead AFTER the bulk rise. I prefer using 1:1 flour and water to make a paste for the cross. Tried using icing for half of the buns, and those were too sweet for me. The buns themsevles are soft, full of raisins, very yummy.



 


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Yumarama

SusanFPN of WildYeastBlog.com has adapted a recipe out of Hamelman's BREAD and posted it on her site:


http://www.wildyeastblog.com/2008/03/13/hot-cross-buns/


The only caveat I'd suggest is to cut back a fair bit on the paste for the crosses, the Hamelman recipe makes enough for an army of buns. Otherwise, they are great, not too sweet.


Paul


MellowBakers.com


 


 

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jj1109

from nothing to eating in 4 hours. can't complain about that!


http://joepastry.com/index.php?cat=183


and even better when you substitute a cup of choc chips instead of a cup of raisins ;)

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ananda

Hi,


I did a blog posting on these a while back; http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/15382/ananda039s-2nd-blog-hot-cross-buns


Thanks


Andy

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MommaT

Hi,


 


Foolish Poolish's hot cross buns are the REAL DEAL.


Unfortunately the FoolishPoolishBakes weblog is no longer online, but I did find the recipe in an old TFL post:


http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/11438/hot-cross-buns


IMO, these are quite authentic.  I remember, however, that I used someone else's crosses paste recipe - perhaps Hamelman - just because it was easier.  AND that I had to thin out the crosses paste considerably to push it from the pastry bag.   Other than that, you can readily make your own candied citrus peel and enjoy!   


MommaT

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helend

I posted this a while ago


http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/758/hot-cross-buns


I do these every year


Happy Easter!