Sunday, 16 April 2017

Easter Buns

Happy Easter Baking. Here it comes.
This year, I decided not to put a cross on my buns as I was in a bit of a rush making these buns on the Easter day itself.  Yes, last minute baking. This is a very easy recipe and the buns taste and smell just like the British favourite "hot cross buns." Happy Easter, everyone.  :)

  • 250g strong white flour  
  • 20g caster sugar
  • 7g easy-action yeast
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 50g unsalted butter softened or low-fat spread
  • 80ml milk
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 100g sultanas
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon

  1. Put all the ingredients, apart from the sultanas, in a bowl and mix together with an electric whisk with dough hooks for about 5 minutes until the dough becomes a ball. If the dough struggles to come together add 10ml more milk to make it very sticky. 
  2. Cover the bowl with cling film and leave the dough in a warm place until it doubles in size. 

  3. Knock down the air and mix in the sultanas with your hands with some oil.
  4. Shape the dough and place it in the baking tray and bake in a preheated oven (160c fan) for 10 minutes.
  5. Turn down the temperature of the oven to 140c and bake for another 20 minutes.
  6. Take the bread from the oven and cool for a few minutes. Then brush with syrup (some sugar and water). Decorate with icing.