Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

1 package (2 1/4 tsp.) yeast
1 Tbsp. plus 1/2 cup sugar, divided
1 cup warm milk
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup raisins or candied fruit
1 egg
1 tsp. salt
3 1/2 to 3 3/4 c. flour

2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. butter, softened
1/4 tsp. vanilla
2 to 3 tsp. milk

Dissolve yeast and 1 Tbsp. sugar in warm milk. Make sure it isn't any warmer than 110 degrees.  Let stand 5 minutes.  Add butter, raisins (or candied fruit), egg, salt and enough flour to form a soft dough.
Knead 6 to 8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl.  Cover and let rise for 1 hour.
Punch down; divide into 12 pieces.  Shape into balls. Placce in greased 13 x 9 inch pan. Let rise for 45 minutes.
Bake at 375 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove to rack to cool.
While buns are cooling, combine the icing ingredients. Using a decorating tip, pipe an "X" on each bun.

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  1. Marsha,
    I've never made hot cross buns! I've picked them up the day after Easter from the bakery mark down rack, but I bet warm from the oven they'd be awesome.

  2. These look beautiful and so yummy! Thanks so much for taking the time to join us over at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week! Feel free to bring a friend :)

  3. I love your Hot Cross Buns! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Thanks for linking up at Talented Tuesday. :-)
    I've seen this exact same recipe here
    Make sure to link the original recipe in your post…especially if it isn't your own photo too!

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  6. I've heard the song and played it on my recorder when I was little, but had no clue what they truly were haha. Looking forward to trying your recipe! Thanks for linking up at #MeetUpMonday! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! (


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