Monday, March 17, 2008

Hot Cross Buns

Thank you everyone for your kind words and concerned. I am feeling much better today but this flu bugs really hit me hard. I never been so sick before in my life. With all the medicine and nasal spray I lost my sense of smell and taste now and hopefully I will get it back soon.

Since Easter is just around the corner I made this wonderful Hot Cross Bun typically eaten on Good Friday. I used the recipe of "Modern Classic 2" by Donna Hay with minor modification to suit my taste.

Ingredients :

1 tbsp of dry yeast
1/2 cup of sugar
1 1/2 cup of lukewarm milk
4 1/2 cup of flour
2 tsp of mixed spice
2 tsp of ground cinnamon
50 grm melted butter
1 egg
1 1/2 cup of sultanas
1 egg - beaten for egg wash

Sugar Glaze

1 cup of powder sugar
2 tbsp of milk

1) Place the yeast, 2 tsp of sugar and lukewarm milk in a bowl and let it sit for 5 minutes to make sure the yeast is activating.
2) Sift the flour, mixed spice and cinnamon. Add this to the yeast mixture along with butter, remaining sugar, egg and sultanas. Using a dough hook of the mixer, mix on low speed until it form a dough.
3) Take out the dough and place in an oiled bowl, cover with a towel or plastic wrap and let it sit in a warm place until it's doubled in size.
4) Place dough onto the counter and divide dough into 12 equal portion and roll each one into a ball and place in a well greased rectangular baking pan.
5) Cover with towel and put it in a warm place to let it rise again for least an hour.
6) Brush the top of the bread with beaten egg and bake in a 350 degree F oven for 35 minutes or until well rise and golden brown.
7) When the bread is cool pipe the top with glaze.


Little Corner of Mine said...

Your hot cross buns looks great. Believe it or not, I never had a hot cross bun or make hot cross buns before. And glad to hear that you are getting well and your kitchen is in business again. :)

Salt N Turmeric said...

Gert, glad tht ur feeling much better. Happy St Patrick's Day! ;)

pearly said...

so glad to see you back ! you feeling better now can see look lovely hot cross bun mmmmyummy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Zue Murphy said...

Your Hot Cross Buns looks fresh and delicious. It reminded me of roti bai when I was young I always chased the motorbike to buy this kind of buns. The sweeter the buns, the better it taste. Yummy!

Ummi said...

so glad that you are up and cooking. Kalau kat KL macam potato bun kan?!

Cat Cat said...

Good to know you are feeling better Gert.

Those hot cross buns I can eat a dozen... YUM!

Unknown said...

looks yummmm...i wanna spread nutella all over these babies

tigerfish said...

Good to know you are better but it will be better to know you are completely well! Yes, flu bugs these days are so resilient :(

Anonymous said...

Good to know you're feeling better and back in action again.

Looking at those hot cross buns - remind me of the kiddies cross buns, fresh sweet bun, come and buy my buns, one a penny, two a penny, fresh sweet buns...

- Kath

Anonymous said...

Gert, Glad to hear you are feeling better. These hot cross-buns sure look tempting. I better not start it - we are growing so sideways!

SIG said...

Okie dokie, I'm gonna try your recipe. Mine didn't turn out that great.

Big Boys Oven said...

great to know that you are back in action! lovely!

ICook4Fun said...

LCOM, thank you. Kitchen is back in actions :)

Farina, Happy St Patrick's day to you too.

Pearly, thank you.

Zue, yea it taste like the roti from the roti man. On the sweet side :)

Ummi, it is not as soft as potato buns.

Cat, I am not fully recover yet. Still coughing a lot :(

Rita, yea is nice with nutella. Good idea. Going to make me some :)

Tigerfish, it is going to take me some time to fully recover :)

Kath, thank you. You remember the a penny, two a penny hot cross bun ...:)

Dawn, thank you. Never mind lah eat this once a year :)

Singairishgirl, I was hoping that this bread will be as soft as potato bread but is not but is nice though.

BBO, thank you.

Rita Ho said...

I'm with Dawn on these buns. Once a year also cannot afford. Haha!

I'm glad you are up and about again, Gert. Take extra care with your throat. :)

Beachlover said...

Glad to hear you're better..your cross bun look so soft and yummy!!I'm going to try yours once I'm back to NY..

ICook4Fun said...

Rita, is not that bad. Just eat one :)

Lesley, looking forward to talk to you when you come home :)