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Relish Mama Hot Cross Buns, Relish Mama Hot Cross Buns

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Relish Mama Hot Cross Buns 

 

 

Relish Mama Hot Cross Buns, Relish Mama Hot Cross Buns

 

We have arrived at Easter week. And I would like to wish you all the happiest Easter.

How wonderful is it to be able to gather with those we love? Especially my Melbourne friends…..is it two Easters we were in lockdown? It’s a blur but we are here and we can gather. Hooray.

I am mad for a good hot cross bun and I do hope you give these a try.

The Pedro Ximinez is optional but soaking the fruit in something like Pedro Ximinez makes these Relish Mama Hot Cross Buns extra special. You certainly don’t need to buy a bottle especially but if you do…it is amazing also on top of great quality vanilla bean ice cream. Just saying! And if you have my first cookbook, you will find a gorgeous recipe for red grapes cooked in Pedro Ximinez. It is a very special drop & although not 100% essential here, it absolutely should be on the table for your next Spanish (or Easter) dinner party. 

I have not shared this recipe before, aside from in our wonderful RM Cooking Club. In the photo above is my gorgeous daughter Ettie. And, so I hope it is a lovely surprise that she finds herself here smiling and after helping me out in the kitchen – as she so often does behind the scenes. I love you Ett’s.

 

It is a pleasure to share the recipe with you here this Easter.

 

With love & wishing you happy days always,

Nellie

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For more great recipes like this one and lots of dinner inspiration, we’d love to sign and send and copy of the Relish Mama cookbooks direct to your door. Consider them your new best friend in the kitchen.

Relish Mama Hot Cross Buns 

Relish Mama Hot Cross Buns, Relish Mama Hot Cross Buns

Relish Mama Hot Cross Buns Recipe

I am mad for a good hot cross bun and I do hope you give these a try. The Pedro Ximinez is optional but soaking the fruit in something like Pedro Ximinez makes these extra special. Don’t buy a bottle especially but if you do…it is amazing also on top of great quality vanilla bean ice cream. Just saying!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast, Appetizer, Dessert, Lunch, sweets, Brunch
Cuisine: Australian, English
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 314kcal
Author: Nellie Kerrison | Relish Mama
Cost: $10

Equipment

  • 1 Baking tray
  • 1 Oven
  • 1 Electric mixer
  • 1 Mixing bowl
  • 1 Small bowl to soak the currants

Ingredients

  • 150 g currants or use a mix of ½ currants & ½ sultanas
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 40 ml Pedro Ximénez
  • 200 ml milk
  • 3 x 7g sachets dried yeast
  • 450 g strong bakers flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 60 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ teaspoon of sea salt
  • 50 g unsalted butter, softened cut into small cubes
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Flour Paste

  • 50 g plain flour
  • 50 ml water

Glaze

  • 150 g caster sugar (2/3 cup)
  • Juice of 1 orange

Instructions

  • Combine currants in a bowl with orange juice (reserve the zest) and Pedro Ximénez and soak overnight.
  • Warm half the milk in a saucepan over low heat until just lukewarm, then combine with yeast in a bowl and stir to combine.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, place flour, spices, sugar, eggs, yeast mixture, remaining milk and salt.
  • Fit the electric mixer with the dough hook and mix on a low speed until combined. Add the cubed butter, the reserved orange zest and the oil. Mix until combined.
  • Drain the soaked currants & reserve the liquid) Fold the currants through the mixture until just combined. Place the dough in a bowl. Cover with cling film or a tea towel and place it in a draught free place. Set it aside for 1.5 hours or until the dough has doubled in size.
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper. Knock back the dough, by giving it a single punch through the centre.
  • Divide into 12 pieces, then roll each into a smooth ball. Dust with a little flour if sticking but avoid using too much.
  • Place buns on the baking tray in even rows. Leave a 2-3 cm gap. Set aside for 40 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 190°C.
  • For the flour paste, combine 50g flour in a small bowl with 50ml water and mix to a paste. Transfer paste to a piping bag, snip the end and pipe crosses over buns. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
  • For glaze, in a small saucepan combine the sugar and orange juice + 40 ml (2 tablespoons of the reserved fruit soaking liquid. Cook over a low heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves and a syrup forms. This takes approximately 3 minutes. Whilst the hot cross buns are hot, generously brush this syrup over them.
  • Serve hot cross buns warm or at room temperature or toasted if they are a day or two old.

Notes

Serve hot cross buns warm or at room temperature.
If you are soaking the currants, please allow overnight soaking for best results. 

Nutrition

Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 182IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg

2 thoughts on “Relish Mama Hot Cross Buns”

  1. Janeen McFarlane

    5 stars
    Had me at soak fruit in Pedro Ximinez!! Yummo! A very happy Easter to you and families to everyone at Relish Mama. Looking forward to dumpling class in May. Kind regards Janeen McFarlane

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