Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns made with Carrs Breadmaker Strong White Flour, Butter, Mixed Spice, Currants and Mixed PeelHot Cross Buns made with Carrs Breadmaker Strong White Flour, Butter, Mixed Spice, Currants and Mixed Peel

Ingredients:

  • 1 Egg, beaten and made up to 320ml with Milk
  • 1½ tsp Fast Action Dried Yeast
  • 500g Carrs Breadmaker Strong White Flour
  • 50g Golden Caster Sugar
  • 50g Butter, melted
  • 1tsp Fine Sea Salt
  • 1tsp Mixed Spice
  • 100g Currants
  • 50g Mixed Peel

Method by bread machine

  1. Follow the manufacturers’ instructions regarding the order of liquid / dry ingredients, and set your machine to the dough / pizza.
  2. Divide the mixture into 12 round portions and arrange them on the greased baking sheet (allowing plenty of room for expansion).
  3. Leave to rise, covering with oiled cling film, for about 25 minutes. Meanwhile pre-heat the oven to gas mark 7, 425°F (220°C).
  4. After proving is complete remove film and make crosses using a flour-and-water paste made with 1tbsp flour and 2tbsp water.
  5. Roll out thinly and divide into small strips, dampening them to seal.
  6. Bake the buns for about 20 minutes. Then, while they’re cooking, make a glaze by dissolving 1tbsp sugar and 2tbsp of water over a gentle heat and brush the buns with it as soon as they come out of the oven. Allow to cool.