Hot cross buns are so good. They're full with cinnamon and raisins. It's delicious!
Happy Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day! Can you believe there's such a thing? I've taken lots of food days and put it on my calendar. The list keeps growing longer and longer :)
You probably know what hot cross buns are, from the famous nursery rhyme. I remembered I first heard it when I learned the recorder.
Hot cross buns are cinnamon raisin buns with a flour paste. These are usually eaten during Easter but can be enjoyed year round!
I use instant yeast to make these buns. Instant yeast requires no proofing with equals no waiting which means faster eating.
|Level: 👩🏽🍳|Time: 1 hour|Serves: 6-8|
3/4 cup warm milk
2 and 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
5 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1 and 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
3 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup flour
7 tablespoons water
In a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment, add in all your "bun" ingredients. Mix until you have a soft dough and cut it into 12 pieces. Put them into a 9x13" casserole pan. They can be a little bit apart because they will rise up in the oven.
Mix together your flour and water in a bowl. Pipe a cross onto each of your buns. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees F.
- The Bored Baker