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Updated: April 14, 2014 18:54 IST

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Swasti Aggarwal
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Make hot cross buns this Easter.
Special Arrangement Make hot cross buns this Easter.

Here is a recipe for hot cross buns


Refined flour: 500 gm

Milk: 125 ml

Yeast: 15 gm

Salt: half teaspoon

Castor / Icing Sugar: 75 gm

Raisins: 40 gm

Orange peel: 40 gm

Black currant: 25 gm

Cinnamon powder: half teaspoon

Nutmeg powder: a pinch

Butter: 50 gm

Eggs (for egg wash): two

A little extra icing sugar for icing


- Sieve and mix the flour with the cinnamon and nutmeg powder.

- Mix half cup of water, milk, yeast, salt, eggs, and sugar together.

- Add the flour mixture to the liquid mixture and knead into a nice smooth dough. Adjust water content as desired.

- Melt butter, bring it to room temperature and mix with the above dough. Add raisins, orange peel, black currants to the dough & mix well.

- Let the dough rest for 30 minutes and make round dough balls. Size can depend on individual need.

- Let the dough proof in a warm place for about 30 minutes (it should increase in volume).

- Cut a cross on the top and brush with egg wash (mixture of eggs and water)

- Bake in a pre-heated oven at 90 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Let it cool for a bit

- For the icing, mix icing sugar and water together and pipe the icing on top of the bun above the cross mark, cool for a few minutes. (You can make 15-20 medium sized buns.)

- Serve fresh out of the oven

Swasti is chef at Foodhall

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