22 April 2011

Old School Hot Cross Buns

♬ 'The Very Best of Up On The Roof'  by The Drifters

Wow full on week, full of birthday, wedding and burnt cake drama.

What are you cooking this Easter weekend? The weather in London has been so good, been smelling BBQ food while cycling and it is making me excited about summer!

Fancy making some old school buns?

Here is a recipe that won't let you down...



500g wholemeal strong bread flour
2 tsp mixed spice
100g caster sugar
50g soft butter
100g raisins
7g sachet of easy blend dried yeast
150ml warm milk
2 eggs

3 tbsp plain flour
4 tbsp water


Preheat oven to 180°C.

Bowl 1:
Flour, sugar, mixed spice, sugar, yeast.
Rub in butter.
Add warm milk and beaten eggs.

Mix with spoon til a dough forms.

Divide into 8 buns and put on baking tray covered in cling film.
Leave in a warm place for one hour.

Make the paste and put in piping bag.

Once buns have doubled in size, remove cling film and pipe cross on each of them. 

Bake for 20 minutes.

Brush with honey, serve with jam.

These can keep fresh for one day.