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31 Mar 2021
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How to make hot cross buns at home

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Some of the ingredients are low-carb alternatives, fewer calories but this hot cross buns recipe is still delicious as the original.  

Hot cross buns. Picture: iStock

One of the top Easter eats is hot cross buns, if you do perhaps by any chance want to make this famous treat around this time of the year we got you covered with this easy recipe.

Some of the ingredients are low-carb alternatives, fewer calories but the recipe is still delicious as the original.

Here’s a simple, easy to follow recipe to make hot cross buns that will ensure these delicious treats turn out soft and delicious and you make the perfect hot cross buns this Easter.

Ingredients
500g flour
10ml cinnamon
10ml mixed spice
5ml nutmeg
3ml salt
30ml sugar
15g dry yeast
125ml low-fat or fat-free warm milk
1 egg, beaten
125ml dried-fruit cake mix such as Safari
golden syrup for glazing

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How to
Dissolve 5ml of the sugar in 125ml warm water. Add the yeast and leave to activate.

Sift the flour, spices, salt and 25ml sugar into a large bowl.
Make a well in the centre and add the warm milk, yeast and egg. Knead until you have a soft and pliable dough.

Place a clean bowl and leave it to double in size.

Once doubled, add the cake mix and knead again until all the fruit is evenly distributed.

Divide into 12 buns. Place on a greased baking tray and allow to rise once again.

Pipe a cross on the top and bake at 220C until well browned and risen.

Brush with golden syrup as soon as they come out of the oven.

To make crosses:
Mix 100g flour with 15ml milk to form a piping consistency.
Serve piping hot, either straight from the oven or deliciously toasted the following day.

Recipe provided by The Heart and Stroke Foundation. For more information, phone the Heart Mark diet line – free nutritional advice provided by skilled dieticians – 0860 223 222.

This article first appeared on All4Women and has been republished with permisson.

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