Hot X Buns

IMG_6895 2This delicious recipe is from a very dear friend of mine.

Since a lot of us are currently on lock down due to this quarantine situation why don’t you all take it as time to bake something you might not have tried before.

So here is the recipe…

In bowl 1 place:

1 cup plain flour

1 t sugar

2 Tbsp active dry yeast

150mls hot water

150mls cold milk

Whisk the above together to a smooth paste and let stand for 2-3 mins. I mix this bowl together first and by the time you organise bowl 2 this has gone frothy.

 

Bowl 2:

2 cups plain flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp allspice

1/2 t nutmeg

1/4 cup sugar

50g butter

1/2 cup each of currants, sultanas, chopped mixed peel.

Sieve the first 6 ingredients together and then rub in the butter. mix in the fruit last.

If you don’t like fruit then I imagine its fine to leave it out or substitute for chocolate!

Crosses

1/3 cup flour

1/3 t baking powder

1 Tbsp oil

5 Tbsp cold water

mix all together and pipe using a piping bag or squeeze bottle.

Glaze

1 Tbsp sugar

1 Tbsp hot water

1 Tbsp milk

dissolve all together and glaze the buns in the last 5 mins of baking.

 

Ok so here is what your going to do with the bowls…combine bowls 1 & 2 and mix with a wooden spoon at first and then use your hands, gathering the dough into a Ball and knead for 6-8 mins on a floured surface. I have a fancy pants kitchen aid mixer that does all the hard work for me so I use this with the dough attachment for roughly same amount of time.

This will make your life so much easier!

Place the dough in a greased bowl cover and leave to rest for 15mins.

Punch the dough down and kneed for 1 min then divide into 4 and then into 3’s

roll and shape into buns

place the buns on a greased or baking paper lined tray, keeping them close together for soft sided buns wider spread for crusty ones.

Cover loosely with plastic wrap and leave to double in size – roughly an hr, mine never double in size but they do get bigger.

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When risen pipe crosses on them and bake at 200-210’c for 20-25mins in the middle of the oven.

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Enjoy with a  lovely cup of tea!

Seriously so delicious.

with love now more than ever

cupcake xx

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