Home

Channels:

Major Holidays
Bizarre and Unique Days
Birthdays
Anniversaries
Around the World
This Day in History

Christmas
Halloween
Thanksgiving
Easter
Valentine's Day
St. Patrick's Day
Chinese New Year

Holiday Recipes
Garden Recipes
Pumpkin Recipes

Greeting Cards

Other:

Holiday Shop






Composters
for better gardens



Amazon.com
Search for:
Holidays

Holiday Recipes










Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Hot Cross Buns are popular during Lent. Then, they just disappear until next year. Everyone will like this seasonal treat.

Yield: 24 buns


Hot Cross Buns Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 Tbs. yeast

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 2 tsp. salt

  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted, cool

  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg

  • 4 eggs

  • 5 cups flour

  • 1 1/3 cups currants or raisins(try half and half)

  • 1 egg white

Hot Cross Bun Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cup confectioner's sugar

  • 1 1/2 tsp. finely chopped lemon zest

  • 1/2 tsp. lemon extract

  • 2 Tbs. milk


How to make Hot Cross Buns:

  1. Heat milk to very warm, but not hot temperature (100-110°F).

  2. Pour warm milk into a bowl and sprinkle in yeast.

  3. Mix to dissolve, let sit 5 minutes.

  4. Stirring constantly, add sugar, salt, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and eggs.

  5. Mix in flour gradually.

  6. Knead dough until smooth.

  7. Cover bowl and let the dough rest for 30 minutes.

  8. Knead dough again until smooth and elastic, about 3 minutes.

  9. Add currants or raisins, knead until well mixed.

  10. Finished dough will be wet and sticky.

  11. Shape dough into a ball and place into a buttered dish.

  12. Cover dish with plastic wrap and let rise overnight in the refrigerator.

  13. Remove dough from refrigerator and let sit at room temperature for about a half-hour.

  14. Lightly grease a baking sheet.

  15. Divide dough into 24 equal pieces.

  16. Shape each bun into a ball and place on baking sheet, 1/2" apart.

  17. Cover with a clean kitchen towel. Let dough rise to about double in size.

  18. Pre-heat oven to 400° F.

  19. After buns have risen, use a knife to slash buns with a cross.

  20. Brush buns with egg white and place in oven.

  21. Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350° F.

  22. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes more.

  23. Cool buns on a wire rack.

  24. Mix together glaze ingredients.

  25. Use glaze to make the sign of the cross on the tops.

  26. Serve warm or cool.



My Very Own House

Perfect for Christmas gifts and birthday parties.

Includes 8 markers to custom color inside and out.

Garden Seeds - Hundreds of varieties of top quality, brand name seeds, at discount sale prices. Better quality at the very best price.


Send your favorite holiday recipe, today. Make sure to include your name, city and state, so we can give you the proper credit for your contribution. Email a  holiday recipe now.


America's Best Seeds

Shop For:

Gardening:
Seeds - 500 Varieties
Organic Supplies

Cold Frames
Composters
Garden Fertilizers
Greenhouses
House Plants
Garden Planters
Raised Beds

Yard & Deck:
Hammocks
Hose Carts/Reels
Outdoor Storage
Rock Enclosures
Solar Lights
Pest Control

Seasonal:
Thanksgiving
Carving Stuff
Foggers, Misters
Jello Molds
Costume/Makeup
Lights
House Flags
Gory, Scary Props
Decorations
Party Supplies

Other:
Tomato Strainer
Food Processing
Kitchen Gadgets
Kid's Playhouses

Home | Shopping | Ecards | Christmas | Halloween | Thanksgiving | Easter | Fourth of July | St. Patrick's Day |
| Chinese New Years | Labor Day | New Year's | Valentine's Day | Holiday Recipes |

Copyright 2000 - 2016: holidayinsights.com © By Premier Star Co.