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Easy Recipe Hot Cross Buns! A Not too Sweet Spring Treat!

Easy Recipe Hot Cross Buns! A Not too Sweet Spring Treat!

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easy recipe Hot Cross BunsThis is an Easy Recipe! Hot Cross Buns makes a traditional treat for Good Friday, and are often served throughout the Easter Season (although I am firmly convinced they are good enough to serve year round….). The buns are soft, not too sweet, perfect with a cup of coffee to start your day. (Because I have an insatiable sweet tooth, I eat mine with jam…)

Usually I tend to avoid fiddling with yeast dough because, well, I’m an impatient baker. I hate waiting for things to rise. Who has time for that? (BTW, Staring at the dough is no help at all… you just have to walk away… fold laundry, take a kid to a flute lesson, run the vacuum….) On the other hand, kneading dough is the world’s best therapy. (Take THAT cable bill!)

As usual, I’ve put in Step-by-Step photos below… give them a try! I’ll walk you through it…

Easy Recipe Hot Cross Buns

A Kitchen Aid Mixer is a Great Help!

Don’t want to knead dough by hand? Use a Kitchen Aid Mixer with a Dough Hook. Honestly, this work horse will make your baking life a lot easier. Just put the ingredients in, and let the machine do the mixing and kneading for you!
I use both the 5 Quart and the 7 Quart Models…

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Easy Recipe Hot Cross Buns – Step By Step with Photos!

Prepare the Yeast

easy recipe hot cross buns

(yes, it looks icky)

Got Your Dry Ingredients?

easy recipe hot cross buns

Rising Dough

easy recipe hot cross buns

Dough in oiled bowl after rising 1 1/2 hours

Dump Onto the Counter

easy recipe hot cross buns

Folding the After Rising

easy recipe hot cross buns

Please don’t manhandle your dough after the first rising… the dough fold method results in a much lighter bun

Cut Dough to Size

easy recipe hot cross buns

Forming the Dough Balls

easy recipe hot cross buns

Smooth the dough into balls by pulling the corners of the dough down to the bottom and pinching the edges together

Buns in Pan before Rising

easy recipe hot cross buns

Line the dough balls in a pan for rising

Risen Buns

easy recipe hot cross buns

After 45 minutes, your risen buns should look like this

Baked Buns

easy recipe hot cross buns

Bake 22 minutes… they will look like this coming out of the oven… and the wonderful smell fills the house

easy recipe hot cross buns

Decorated Buns

easy recipe hot cross buns




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