Enjoy baking these delicious Hot Cross Buns with the family!
- ¾ cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon instant powdered milk
- ¼ cup white sugar
- ⅜ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
- ¾ cup dried currants
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tablespoons water
- ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons milk
- Step 1
Put warm water, butter, skim milk powder, 1/4 cup sugar, salt, egg, egg white, flour, and yeast in bread maker and start on dough program.
- Step 2
When 5 minutes of kneading are left, add currants and cinnamon. Leave in machine till double.
- Step 3
Punch down on floured surface, cover, and let rest 10 minutes.
- Step 4
Shape into 12 balls and place in a greased 9 x 12 inch pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place till double, about 35-40 minutes.
- Step 5
Mix egg yolk and 2 tablespoons water. Brush on balls.
- Step 6
Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 20 minutes. Remove from pan immediately and cool on wire rack.
- Step 7
To make crosses: mix together confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and milk. Place glaze in a piping bag or a sandwich bag with the corner snipped off; pipe a cross onto each roll.