Hot Cross Buns

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Hot Cross Buns

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    dozen


Ingredients

  • Rum Raisins:

  • cup raisins, chopped

  • Zest of 1 orange

  • 1

    tsp. mixed berry marmalade

  • 1

    tblsp. culinary rum

  • ½

    tsp. maple syrup

  • ¼

    cup fruit juice

  • Dough:

  • 3

    cups self-rising flour

  • ½

    tsp. salt

  • ½

    tsp. cinnamon

  • ¼

    cup canola oil

  • ¼

    cup brown sugar

  • 1

    egg

  • 1

    cup milk

  • Glaze:

  • 1

    cup confectioner's sugar

  • ¼

    teaspoon vanilla

  • ¼ - ½

    teaspoon of milk

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 3 qt. baking dish and set aside. Simmer, in a small sauce pan,over a medium heat all of the ingredients for the rum raisins. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl and allow to cool. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, salt and cinnamon. Add oil, brown sugar, and egg. Mix well until well incorporated. Add the milk, half cup, at a time until a fine dough comes together. Add rum raisins and mix with your hands. Turn the dough onto a well-floured surface and knead until it all comes together and is smooth. Pull the dough apart making pool ball sized buns; the dough should make about 1 dozen hot cross buns. Brush each bun with an egg wash (1 egg white + 1 teaspoon milk or water). Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack. While buns cool, whisk confectioner's sugar, vanilla and milk to make a glaze. Add more sugar or milk until you get a thick consistency. Drizzle a cross pattern over each bun. Let the glaze set before serving. Enjoy with butter, cream cheese or jam!


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