Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Hot Cross Buns - in pictures

find the recipe (or look it up on the family blog)

proving the yeast (with measured water and brown sugar)

rub butter into sifted dry ingredients, measure out the fruit, add remaining sugar to remaining water with the salt

add the liquid and kneed (till outer surface shiny, not sticky), kneed in fruit and leave to double in size in a warm place (covering with a teatowel or napkin keeps it cosy)

cut into 16-18 pieces, form into buns, leave to rise and double in size

dribble or pipe the crosses with the paste

when cooked, brush with the glaze and eat warm with butter


Carolyn said...

Fantastic! Love the photo updates :)

Matt said...

Suddenly I feel very hungry

Amy & Paul said...

Sigh, not Hot Cross buns for me this year... but I have had a walnut stuffed roll (filling not as nice as Mum makes).