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CHEAT’S HOT CROSS BUNS – Serves 10

CHEAT’S HOT CROSS BUNS – Serves 10

INGREDIENTS

BUNS
500g white bread mix
2 heaped tsp. mixed spice
50g butter chopped
50g golden caster sugar
50g mixed peel
85g currant
100ml milk
1 large egg

CROSSES & GLAZE
3 tsp. plain flour
Golden syrup for brushing

METHOD

1.) Add to a bowl, bread mix, spice & sugar. Rub the butter in with fingertips. Stir in the peel & currants.
2.) Pour 100ml water onto the milk, beat in the egg, pour into the dried ingredients
3.) Mix to a moist dough (the wetter the better). Leave for 5 mins. Cut in to 10 equal pieces & shape into buns with oiled hands. Try not to use extra flour as it will toughen the dough.
4.) Space the buns apart on 2 greased baking sheets, cover loosely with cling film, leave in a warm room until they grow half in size (approx. 45 mins to 1 hr 15 mins).
5.) Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas.
6.) The crosses. Mix flour with 2½ tbsp water in to a paste. Pour into a plastic food bag, cut one of the corners. Once buns have risen, pipe crosses on buns.
7.) Bake for 12-15 mins until risen and golden.
8.) Trim the excess cross mixture & brush with golden syrup…WAH LAH!