Dawn NoltAuthorDawn NoltCategoryDifficultyIntermediateRating

So Hot Cross Buns aren't just a phrase in a nursery rhyme! They are real. . .and delicious.

Hot Cross Buns

Yields15 Servings
Cook Time20 mins

 ¾ cup warm water
 1 tbsp active dry yeast
 ¼ cup sugar, divided
 3 tbsp butter, softened
 1 tbsp instant powdered milk
 ¼ tsp salt, heaping
 2 Nature's Yoke eggs, one egg separated
 3 cups all-purpose flour
 ¾ cup raisins
 1 tsp cardamom
ICING INGREDIENTS:
 ¾ cup confectioners' sugar
 2 tsp milk
 ¼ tsp vanilla extract

1

Place warm water, yeast and 1 tsp. sugar in small bowl. Allow it to sit for 5 Minutes.

2

Place butter, milk powder, remaining sugar, salt, egg, and egg white in mixer. Mix together.

3

Add softened yeast and flour. Knead in Bosch or Kitchen Aid mixer with dough hook for 5 minutes.

4

Add raisins and cardamom. Continue to knead for 1 minute longer.

5

Shape into 15 balls and place in a greased 9X13 baking pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double, about 35 minutes.

6

Mix remaining egg yolk and 2 T. water. Brush on balls.

7

Bake at 375 F. for 20 minutes. Remove from pan immediately and cool on wire rack.

TO MAKE CROSSES:
8

Mix together confectioners' sugar, vanilla and milk.

9

Place icing into baggie and cut off a corner.

10

Pipe an X on each cooled bun.

Ingredients

 ¾ cup warm water
 1 tbsp active dry yeast
 ¼ cup sugar, divided
 3 tbsp butter, softened
 1 tbsp instant powdered milk
 ¼ tsp salt, heaping
 2 Nature's Yoke eggs, one egg separated
 3 cups all-purpose flour
 ¾ cup raisins
 1 tsp cardamom
ICING INGREDIENTS:
 ¾ cup confectioners' sugar
 2 tsp milk
 ¼ tsp vanilla extract

Directions

1

Place warm water, yeast and 1 tsp. sugar in small bowl. Allow it to sit for 5 Minutes.

2

Place butter, milk powder, remaining sugar, salt, egg, and egg white in mixer. Mix together.

3

Add softened yeast and flour. Knead in Bosch or Kitchen Aid mixer with dough hook for 5 minutes.

4

Add raisins and cardamom. Continue to knead for 1 minute longer.

5

Shape into 15 balls and place in a greased 9X13 baking pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double, about 35 minutes.

6

Mix remaining egg yolk and 2 T. water. Brush on balls.

7

Bake at 375 F. for 20 minutes. Remove from pan immediately and cool on wire rack.

TO MAKE CROSSES:
8

Mix together confectioners' sugar, vanilla and milk.

9

Place icing into baggie and cut off a corner.

10

Pipe an X on each cooled bun.

Hot Cross Buns