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.


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

1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons yeast
1/2 Cup warm water
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
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
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoont water
brush buns
let rise 35 minutes
bake 25 minutes
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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