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Hot cross buns - Jan Smith- cc

Hot cross bun

Hot cross buns - Jan Smith - cc


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Hot cross bun is a kind of Irish sweet bun. It is usually made with spices (nutmeg and cinnamon), raisins, and orange peel. Often decorated with an icing sugar cross, it is usually eaten on Good Friday.

Hot cross bun

A baker’s delight!

The Hot cross bun is not only Irish, and finds its origins in most Anglo-Saxon countries. Nevertheless, the Irish have their own way of preparing and consuming them! They usually enjoy them with a pint of beer, or a good tea or coffee.

It tastes pretty good, and some bakeries even produce it all year round! Count less than 2€ each: they are succulent!

Hot cross bun recipe

Ingredients

15 brioches

  • 400g bread flour
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 80g of raisins
  • 40g of sugar
  • 60 g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 bag of baker’s yeast
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 10 cl of water
  • 10 cl milk
  • 4 pinches of salt

Preparation

  • Pour all the ingredients except the icing sugar into a bread machine.
  • Select the “dough” program, then start it.
  • Once the dough is ready, form 15 balls by hand.
  • Let them rest for 1h30 under a clean cloth.
  • Place in the oven at 190°C for 25 minutes.
  • As soon as the buns come out, mix the icing sugar with a tablespoon of water. Form icing sugar crosses on each bun.
  • You can then enjoy!



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