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April 2, 2010

Easy Hot Cross Buns

One a penny, two a penny... hot cross buns;
If you have no daughters, give them to your sons.



Yeah, right. Try getting 2 buns for a penny. Okay, these will cost more than a penny, but they're cheaper than store bought, and you can serve them fresh and warm from the oven.


HOT CROSS BUNS

grease large cookie pan
preheat oven to 400º
bake 25 min.

combine
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons yeast
1/2 Cup warm water
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stir in
2 Cups warm water
4 tablespoons margarine
2/3 Cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
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beat in
4 eggs
1 Cup raisins
1/2 Cup currants
1/2 Cup diced citron
8 - 9 Cups flour
Knead on a floured board 15 minutes
place in a greased bowl, cover
let rise 1 1/2 hours

Punch down
divide into 24 balls
shape into buns
place on prepared pan
cut a cross on top
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combine
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoont water
brush buns
let rise 35 minutes
bake 25 minutes
cool
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combine for sugar cross
1 Cup icing sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon extract
water to make a firm frosting
ice buns


Have a Happy Easter. How can you miss - you're in Winnipeg!

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