Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Happy Easter Mad Hatters!

Hot Cross Buns.
Using a Breadmaker Can be amended to be done by hand, just requires kneading by hand and time.

Ingredients:
Dough

1 egg
40g margarine
310ml water
60g brown sugar
1tsp mixed spice
520g plain flour
2 ½ tsp dry yeast
1 cup sultanas
1 tbsp plain flour, extra Crosses 80g plain flour
80ml water
1 tsp sugar

Glaze

2 tbsp water
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp gelatine

Method:

1. Place all dough ingredients (except sultanas and extra flour) into bread pan in the order listed. Place pan into bread machine. Select dough cycle.
2. Toss sultanas in extra flour; place half in breadmaker 15 minutes after cycle has started (some breadmakers will have a 15 minute timer). Add remaining sultanas 5 minutes afterwards.
3. Preheat oven to 200°c. Lightly grease a large baking tray.
4. Once cycle has finished; remove dough form breadmaker onto a lightly floured bench top. Lightly knead then divide dough into 16 balls.
5. Place balls close together onto tray; cover and allow to rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
6. Combine flour, water and sugar to make paste for crosses. Place paste in a piping bag and pipe crosses onto each bun.
7. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden.
8. Meanwhile, combine water, sugar and gelatine in a microwave jug and heat on Medium for 1-2 minutes or until warm and gelatine has dissolved. Brush over hot buns.

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