Delicious Hot Cross Buns

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Delicious Hot Cross Buns
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Ingredients

625 grams plain flour
80 grams caster sugar
275 milliliters milk (3 fl.oz)
20 grams fresh yeast (or 1 ½ tsp fast-action)
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons spice mix (Ground)
1 medium eggs
85 grams mixed dried fruit

Directions

1First pour milk into two mugs. Take one mug and heat it up in the microwave for a few seconds (the milk can’t be too cold or too hot – lukewarm is the right temperature). Add fresh yeast and a tablespoon of sugar. Mix. In the second mug, mix the milk with one egg until well combined. Set both mugs aside for later.
2Sift the flour in a large bowl. Add caster sugar, salt, ground mixed spice and mix until well combined. Pour in the content of both mugs (make sure the fresh yeast has formed a foam – if not, then wait a bit longer). Now using a wooden spoon combine all the ingredients. Transfer onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes to get elastic dough.
3Grease the same bowl with some oil and place the dough in. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let it rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
4Once the dough has risen, transfer it onto the floured surface and using your fist, knock it down. Now add dried fruit in the middle of the dough and start bringing the edges towards the middle (like if you wanted to cover the fruits). Start kneading slowly and knead until the fruits have moved around and you see them coming out (You should be able to see or feel that the fruit is spread throughout the dough).
5When ready, stretch and flatten the dough (use a rolling pin, if needed). Using a cookie cutter cut out about 15 -18 pieces. Roll them into balls. If you end up with cut offs simply form balls out of them.
6Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper and cover with a kitchen towel. Let them rise for 1 hour.
7Once risen, you can either make crosses with flour (and water) or wait until they are cooked and use icing sugar (and water) instead. In both cases the mixtures should be quite thick but still easy to pipe (always use less water than flour/sugar).
8Bake them in a preheated oven at 200C / 400F for 15 minutes or until baked through.
9Serve cold, warm or toasted with butter & jam!
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NutritionView more

780Calories
Sodium29%DV700mg
Fat7%DV4.5g
Protein43%DV22g
Carbs54%DV161g
Fiber24%DV6g

PER SERVING *

Calories780Calories from Fat45
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat4.5g7%
Saturated Fat1g5%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol60mg20%
Sodium700mg29%
Potassium530mg15%
Protein22g43%
Calories from Fat45
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate161g54%
Dietary Fiber6g24%
Sugars37g74%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.