Pyrex National Baking Week

Homemade Family Time
16th - 22nd
October 2017

Hot Cross Buns

Cooking time: 
15-30 minutes
Preparation time: 
15-30 minutes

For the Dough

  • 250ml JUST MILK
  • 300g Flour
  • 7g yeast (1 sachet)
  • 1 tsp mixed spices
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 50g Stork tub
  • 100g raisins, Sultanas or currants
  • Grated zest of 1 orange

To finish

  • 1 egg
  • 50g shortcrust pastry
  • Mix the flour, sugar, spice, yeast and salt into a bowl.
  • Gently pour JUST MILK into the mixture then add the butter and egg to form a soft dough.
  • Mix in the dried fruits of your choice along with the zest of the orange.
  • Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.
  • Place in a clean bowl and cover with a clean tea towel and leave to prove. The dough will double in size: this can take up to an hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas Mark 6.
  • Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces and shapes then place on a lightly floured baking tray.
  • Brush with the beaten egg and finish your buns with a cross made from the shortcrust pastry.
  • Glaze once more and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden.