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!
Sugar free recipe
/ 600g Plain flour
/ 300ml milk
/ 100g Butter
Agave syrup or sweetener of choice
/ 100g Raisins or other dried fruit of choice
/ 50g Candide orange or other fruit peel
/ 50g Flour
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.
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