How to Bake Hot Cross Buns Eaten on Good Friday

Heavenly...It is a British tradition that goes back to medieval times. It was made only on Good Friday . Now it is available outside of the Easter season. It is a sweet pastry flavoured with spices.

How to Bake Hot Cross Buns Eaten on Good Friday Recipe
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Put Milk 330 ml (a little bit less than 1cup&1/2) + 50 g butter.  A cooking pot (wet so as the milk doesn't stick to the bottom) boil the milk and butter and let them cool down to a warm temperature

Put Milk 330 ml (a little bit less than 1cup&1/2) + 50 g butter. A cooking pot (wet so as the milk doesn't stick to the bottom) boil the milk and butter and let them cool down to a warm temperature

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In the meantime. Prepare2 things: the dry ingredients. And the dried fruits + the apple and the spices

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Flour 500g + sugar 80 g + 1tsp salt+ 8 g instant yeast + 1 large egg (65 g)beaten - omelette.  Mix all the dry ingredients add the warm milk stir. Beat the egg add. Mix knead 10 mins(5  in a mixer)

Flour 500g + sugar 80 g + 1tsp salt+ 8 g instant yeast + 1 large egg (65 g)beaten - omelette. Mix all the dry ingredients add the warm milk stir. Beat the egg add. Mix knead 10 mins(5 in a mixer)

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The dry ingredients . mix at this point you can add the spices and the orange zest.

The dry ingredients . mix at this point you can add the spices and the orange zest.

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When the milk cools down to warm add to the flour mixture.

When the milk cools down to warm add to the flour mixture.

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Add the milk while the mixer is running on low

Add the milk while the mixer is running on low

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Continue to knead for 5 mins. Gather the dough and let it rise. Cover with an oiled plastic film

Continue to knead for 5 mins. Gather the dough and let it rise. Cover with an oiled plastic film

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Spices to add. I chose cinnamon, anis, and nutmeg.

Spices to add. I chose cinnamon, anis, and nutmeg.

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Put  Over the apples 1 Tsp cinnamon and little nutmeg.

Put Over the apples 1 Tsp cinnamon and little nutmeg.

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I chose cranberries and candied ginger. (Didn't have something else )

I chose cranberries and candied ginger. (Didn't have something else )

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After 2 hrs the dough has tripled in volume. Add the fruits, more spices (1 Tsp cinnamon, more nutmeg and the 2 TBsp of whole anis seeds. Fold in so as all these are incorporated

After 2 hrs the dough has tripled in volume. Add the fruits, more spices (1 Tsp cinnamon, more nutmeg and the 2 TBsp of whole anis seeds. Fold in so as all these are incorporated

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Transfer to a floured surface. Roll and divide the dough into➡️

Transfer to a floured surface. Roll and divide the dough into➡️

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12 small buns. Cover and leave to rise again

12 small buns. Cover and leave to rise again

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In the meantime prepare the dough for the crosses. Mix 75 g flower + 40 g butter + 1 or 2 TBsp of water. Refrigerate for 1 hr  then make 12 long-thin ropes.

In the meantime prepare the dough for the crosses. Mix 75 g flower + 40 g butter + 1 or 2 TBsp of water. Refrigerate for 1 hr then make 12 long-thin ropes.

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2 hrs after the buns are tripled in size....time to put the crosses. Snip delicately the surface of each bun with the scissors without disturbing the dough. And place the ropes of dough in a cross

2 hrs after the buns are tripled in size....time to put the crosses. Snip delicately the surface of each bun with the scissors without disturbing the dough. And place the ropes of dough in a cross

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Ready for the oven. Bake in a preheated oven 200C for 30 mins

Ready for the oven. Bake in a preheated oven 200C for 30 mins

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Out of the oven. Glaze with apricot jam that has been heated to make it liquidly and spreadable

Out of the oven. Glaze with apricot jam that has been heated to make it liquidly and spreadable

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You have 12 buns the symbolic no of the disciples of Christ

You have 12 buns the symbolic no of the disciples of Christ

Ingredients

330 Milliliters Milk  
60 Grams Butter 
500 Grams Flour 
70 Grams Sugar fine 
8 Grams Instant yeast 
1 Egg large 
1 Teaspoon Salt 
100 Grams Dried fruits (Cranberries) 
70 Grams Candied fruits 
80 Grams Apple 1/2 
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon 
½ Teaspoons Nutmeg 
2 Tablespoons Anise seed 
1 Orange zest 
1 Tablespoon Neutral oil  
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