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Easy Hot Cross Buns

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  • 500.0g strong white bread flour
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 50.0g caster sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • honey or golden syrup, for brushing
  • 200.0ml milk
  • 2 heaped tsp mixed spice
  • 7 g sachet easy-blend dried yeast
  • 200.0g mixed dried fruits
  • Ingredients FOR THE BUNS
  • 50.0g butter , chopped into cubes
Servings: 12

  1. Tip the flour into a bowl and stir in the salt, mixed spice and sugar.
  2. Rub in the butter with your fingertips. Stir in the dried fruit, then sprinkle over the yeast and stir in. Gently warm the milk so it is hot, but still cool enough to put your finger in for a couple of seconds. Beat with the eggs, then pour into the dried ingredients.
  3. Using a blunt knife, mix the ingredients to a moist dough, then leave to soak for 5 mins. Take out of the bowl and cut the dough into 8 equal pieces.
  4. Shape the dough into buns on a floured surface. Space apart on a baking sheet, cover loosely with cling film, then leave in a warm place until half again in size. This will take 45 mins-1 hr 15 mins, depending on how warm the room is.
  5. When the buns are risen, heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Mix the flour with 2 tbsp water to make a paste. Pour into a plastic food bag and make a nick in one of the corners. Pipe crosses on top of each bun.
  6. Bake for 12-15 mins until risen and golden. Trim the excess cross mixture from the buns, then brush all over with honey or golden syrup. The buns will keep fresh for a day. After that they are best toasted and served with butter.

Estimated Nutrient Breakdown:

Calories: 3,197.38
Weight: 1,127.70g
Total Fat: 66.17g
Saturated Fat: 33.76g
Trans-Fat: 1.67g
Monounsaturated Fat: 16.92g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.06g
Protein: 90.28g

Cholesterol: 448.05g
Sodium: 1,408.69g
Calcium: 468.88g
Magnesium: 254.31g
Potassium: 3,004.40g
Iron: 34.68g
Zink: 8.16g
Phosphorus: 1,152.47

Vit A: 794.28
Vit B1: 5.00
Vit B2: 4.05
Vit B3: 49.99
Vit B6: 0.67
Vit B12: 1.78
Vit D: 205.72
Vit E: 205.72
Vit K1: 71.67


Health Notes: Vegetarian,Peanut-Free,Tree-Nut-Free,Alcohol-Free,
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Author: BBC Good Food
Tags: Wild Food Box,Cross

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