Hot Cross Buns

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“This recipe was adopted during the Great Adoption of February 2005. The ingredients have been rearranged to allow a better flow of ingredient list.”
24 buns

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, yeast, lemon rind, salt cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. Stir in warm water and butter, then beaten eggs.
  3. Using a wooden spoon, vigorously stir dough until smooth and elastic.
  4. Stir in raisins and candied peel.
  5. Scrape down sides of bowl, cover with a clean dry towel and stand for 10 minutes.
  6. Grease 24 medium to large-sized muffin cups and spoon in batter -- no more than 2/3 full.
  7. Brush tops with melted butter.
  8. Cover and let rise in a warm place until almost double, about 20 - 30 minutes.
  9. Bake in an oven preheated to 375 degrees for about 20 minutes or until tops are browned.
  10. Let cool on wire racks until warm, about 10 - 15 minutes.
  11. Combine icing sugar with milk until smooth; place in a piping bag or spoon on top of buns to make crosses.

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