Hot Cross Buns

Page 440 in the Bread and Bread Machine Bible.


For the Glaze


  1. Pour the milk and egg into the bread pan
  2. Sprinkle over the flour, ensuring it covers the liquid.
  3. Add the mixed spice and cinnamon.
  4. Place the salt, sugar and butter in separate corners of the pan
  5. Make an indent in the centre of the flour, and add the yeast.
  6. Set the bread machine to dough and press start.
  7. Add the dried fruit five minutes before the end of the kneading period. (25mins see Bread Machine).
  8. When the dough cycle has finished, remove form the machine and place on a lightly floured surface.
  9. Knock it back (punch it down) gently.
  10. Divide into 9-12 pieces.
  11. Cup each piece in your hand, and shape into a ball.
  12. Place on a prepared backing tray and cover with oiled cling film.
  13. Leave to prove for 30-45 minutes or until almost doubled in size.
  14. Meanwhile, preheat an oven to 200°C (gas mark 6).
  15. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until golden.
  16. Meanwhile, heat the milk and sugar for the glaze.
  17. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  18. Brush the glaze over the top of the hot buns.
  19. Turn out on a wire rack to cool.


I use 3 tsp of spices in total, and it still wasn't a spicy as it could hve been.

A batch seemed to lack a little sugar.

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