ORGANIC HOT CROSS BUNS
ORGANIC HOT CROSS BUNS
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- 4 cups plain organic flour
- 2 x 7g sachets dried yeast
- 1/4 cup caster sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons mixed spice
- 1 pinch of Himalayan salt
- 1 1/2 cups of organic sultanas
- 40g organic grass fed butter
- 300ml organic full fat milk
- 2 large organic eggs, lightly beaten
- Flour Paste
- 1/2 cup plain organic flour
- 4 to 5 tablespoons water
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 tablespoons caster sugar
- Organic grass fed butter to serve
- Combine flour, yeast, sugar, mixed spice, salt and currants in a large bowl. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add milk. Heat for 1 minute, or until just warm. Add warm milk mixture and eggs to sultana mixture. Use a butter knife to mix until dough just comes together.
- Use clean hands to finish mixing to form a soft dough.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 10 minutes, or until dough is very smooth. Place into a lightly oiled bowl (I use coconut oil). Cover with plastic wrap. Set aside in a warm area for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until dough doubles in size.
- Line a large baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Punch dough down to its original size. Knead for 30 seconds on a lightly floured surface. Divide into 12 even portions. Shape each portion into a ball. Place balls onto lined tray, about 1cm apart. Cover with plastic wrap. Set aside again in your warm place for 30 minutes, or until buns double in size.
- Preheat oven to 180°C.
- Flour Paste - Mix flour and water together in a small bowl until smooth, adding a little more water if paste is too thick. Spoon into a small snap-lock bag. Snip off 1 corner of bag. Pipe flour paste over tops of buns to form crosses.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until buns are golden and cooked through.
- Glaze - Place water and sugar into a saucepan over low heat. Stir gently until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil. Boil for 3-4 minutes, keeping a close eye because it can burn easily. Brush warm glaze over warm hot cross buns.
- Serve as desired.
- I use organic sultanas in my buns because my kids prefer them. Currents are traditionally used, if you are using currents you use the same quantity 1 1/2 cups.
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