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Hot Cross Buns

Serves 12


1 1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup sugar

4 tsp instant yeast

4 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

1/2 tsp nutmeg powder

1/2 tsp clove powder

1/2 butter

1 cup raisins

2 eggs

Cream Cheese Icing

3/4 cup powdered sugar

2 ounces 2 tbsps cream cheese, softened

1 tbsp butter, softened

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tbsp water


• Grease a 8”x12” cooking sheet.

• Start by placing the milk, sugar and yeast in a bowl and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Set mixture until frothy.

• Now, sift the flour, salt and spices into a large bowl. Then mix the butter in the flour mixture until it becomes a crumble like texture.

• Stir in the eggs, yeast mixture and raisins. Combine until a dough forms.

• Put dough on a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic.

• Place dough into a large oiled bowl and cover with Saran wrap. Set aside in a warm place for 30-45 minutes or until doubled in size. Remove the wrap and punch down on the dough.

• Knead again till smooth and divide into 12 large rolls.

• Set aside for another 15-20 minutes for rolls to rise.

• Preheat oven to 400 F.

• While rolls are rising, whisk all the icing ingredients together and spoon into a piping bag with a round tip and refrigerate until ready to use.

• Bake for 10 minutes then reduce the temperature to 350 F and bake for additional 15 minutes.

• Remove from oven and let them cool for 5-10 minutes. Using the icing, pipe down the center of each row and then across each row to create a cross on each bun.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Energy 240 kcal................................ 11%

Protein 7.07 g ................................... 13%

Total lipid (fat) 4.15 g ................... 9%

Carbohydrate 42.66 g.................. 17%

Water 42.38 g