Hot Cross Bun Recipe

Looking for something for Lent or just a sweet bread to pass the day? Hot cross bun will cover both and keep the house safe!

As I most recently have some time, I was surfing on the web yesterday. Trying to find new, challenging tips, inspirational dishes that We have never tasted before, to treat my family with. Searching for a long time unfortunately couldn’t find any interesting stuff. Just before I wanted to give up on it, I discovered this yummy and easy dessert simply by chance. It looked so delightful on its photos, it called for fast action.

It was not difficult to imagine the way it is made, its taste and just how much my husband is going to love it. Mind you, it is very simple to delight him in terms of cakes. Yes, I am a blessed one. Or possibly he is.Anyways, I got into the blog: Suncakemom and used the step-by-step instuctions which were combined with impressive photos of the process. It just makes life faster and easier. I can imagine that it’s a slight hassle to shoot pics down the middle of baking in the kitchen as you typically have gross hands and so i seriously appreciate the effort and time she placed in for making this post and recipe easily followed.

That being said I am empowered to present my own, personal recipes in a similar way. Many thanks for the concept.

I was fine tuning the original mixture to make it for the taste of my loved ones. I must mention that it was a great success. They prized the flavour, the structure and enjoyed having a delicacy like this in the middle of a hectic week. They basically requested even more, a lot more. So next time I am not going to make the same mistake. I’m going to multiply the amount to make them happy.

The origanal hot cross bun recipe recipe is from SunCakeMom

Warm milk up and put the yeast in to dissolve.

Put flour, butter, egg and agave syrup in a big mixing bowl.

Pour in the yeasty milk as well.

Knead ingredients until dough comes together and it separates from the bowl. Mixer and dough hook can be used for this step.

Put the dough in a lightly oiled bowl. Cover and leave it to rise in a warm place for 45 minutes or until doubled in size.

Peel and chop apple.

Take dough out of the bowl on a lightly floured surface and flatten it a bit by hands, spread raisins, orange peel, orange zest, chopped apple and cinnamon on top evenly.

Fold filling in the dough and put it back in the bowl and cover it.

Leave to rise for another 45 minutes or until doubled in size.

Divide the dough into 16 equal pieces.

Roll them into smooth balls.

Put balls into the baking tray leaving them some space to expand. Don’t put them too far away from each other though.

Cover it and leave for another 20 minutes to rise.

Preheat the oven to 430°F / 220°C.

Put a deep tray with water at the bottom of the oven so buns will bake in steamy hot air.

After 20 minutes give buns an egg wash.

Mix the flour with the water to make the paste for the cross.

Put the paste into a piping bag to decorate the buns with the cross.

Brush over the top of buns before putting the tray in the preheated oven.

Bake it for 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown.