Prep:  2 hours 15 minutes
Cook:  27 minutes
Serves:  party (20 or more)
Average: 4.2 (14 votes)
Recipe by: Western Star
Happiness is as simple as a warm Hot Cross bun topped with a spread of Western Star butter!

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Hot Cross Buns
Paste for Crosses
  1. Combine milk and butter and dried fruit in a small saucepan and stir over low heat just until butter melts, cool until just blood temperature, stir in egg, orange rind, sugar and yeast
  2. Place flour and spices in a large bowl, pour in milk mixture and stir until dough comes together. Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead for 5-10 minutes until smooth and elastic, place in a buttered bowl, cover and stand in a warm place for 30-45 minutes
  3. Knock back the dough and divide into 20 pieces and knead each into a round bun. Place buns onto a lined baking tray, cover and stand in warm place for a further 30-45 minutes
Paste for Crosses
  1. For crosses, combine flour and water into a soft paste, place into a piping bag and pipe a cross on each bun. Bake at 220°C for 15-20 minutes
  1. For glaze, combine brown sugar, gelatine and extra water in a small saucepan. Heat for 1-2 minutes or until the sugar and gelatine have dissolved. Brush hot buns with glaze
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