Hot Cross Buns
April 6, 2012
This is a recipe found in a Waitrose magazine that was brought over by Granny and Grandad visiting from England. I think that it's originally by Edd Kimber who won the 'The Great British Bake Off' a few years ago.
- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 25 mins
- Yields: About 9 Buns
Divide it into 9 pieces (around 100g each) and roll into balls. Place about 2cm apart on a baking tray lined with baking parchment; lightly cover with greased clingfilm. Leave to rise for about 40 minutes.
For the crosses, mix the plain flour and 5 tbsp water into a thick paste. Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a small nozzle (or use a plastic food bag with a bottom corner cut off ) and pipe on the crosses. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes. Gently heat the golden syrup in a pan and brush over the warm buns.
It's a lovely recipe that the kids can help out with. Mixing, zesting, beating the egg and shaping the dough into buns. They also love piping the crosses onto the finished buns.
Apparently you can add chopped dark chocolate but we haven't tried it. If you have, let me know what it was like!