Monday, 16 April 2012

Hot Cross Buns or Raisin Buns




Hot Cross Buns or Raisin Buns
Ingredients
Basic Sweet Dough
1 package yeast
½ cup lukewarm water
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup milk
⅓ cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup shortening
1 beaten egg
4 cups sifted flour

Add the following to make the Hot Cross Buns or Raisin Buns

¾ cup raisins
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon allspice

Glace

¾ cup icing sugar
1 tablespoon milk

Method

1.                  Sprinkle yeast and sugar into lukewarm water and let it stand for 10 minutes.
2.                  Pour milk, sugar, salt and shortening in a bowl.
3.                  Add egg.
4.                  Add yeast mixture to milk mixture.
5.                  Beat in flour.
6.                  Mix well with a sift fingers, until a smooth elastic dough is formed.
7.                  Turn onto a lightly floured board and knead until the dough is of even texture.
8.                  Cover dough and let rise until double in size.
9.                  Punch down the risen dough and turn onto a lightly floured board.
10.              Shape into bun size buns.
11.              Cover and let rise.
12.              Bake in a 375° oven for 25 mins.
13.              Glaze with icing sugar. (Optional)

Hot Cross Buns was made and prepared by Shirley-Ann Pearman

Photography by Shirley-Ann Pearman

Recipe was received from one of my educational cookery classes “Food and Nutrition” at Sandy’s Secondary School (High School) in 1979 on Basic Sweet Dough.

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Shirley-Ann Pearman
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