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HOT CROSS BUNS   (MARTHA STEWART"S) Yield Makes 24 buns Ingredients 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus more for bowl and baking sheet 1 cup plus 1 tables
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LET'S SHARE EASTER RECIPES

posted at 2/18/2013 11:55 AM EST
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  • HOT CROSS BUNS   (MARTHA STEWART"S)
  • Yield Makes 24 buns

Ingredients

  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus more for bowl and baking sheet
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons plus one pinch salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 5 1/2 cups all-purpose, flour plus more for dusting
  • 1 1/3 cups currants
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions

  1. Generously butter a large bowl. In a small saucepan set over medium heat, heat 1 cup milk until it is warm to the touch.
  2. Pour warm milk into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook. With mixer on low, add yeast, granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons salt, melted butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and beaten eggs.
  3. With mixer on low, add flour, 1 cup at a time, until a soft, slightly sticky dough forms around the dough hook, about 3 minutes. Continue kneading, scraping down hook and sides of bowl as necessary until smooth, about 4 minutes longer. Add currants, and knead until combined, about 30 seconds.
  4. Turn dough out onto a heavily floured surface. Knead by hand to evenly distribute currants, about 1 minute.
  5. Shape dough into a ball, and place in the buttered bowl; turn ball to coat with butter, and cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Let dough rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour 20 minutes. For a richer flavor, let dough rise in a refrigerator overnight.
  6. Generously butter an 11-by-17-inch baking sheet. Turn dough out onto work surface, and knead briefly to redistribute the yeast. Divide dough into 24 equal pieces, about 2 ounces each. Shape pieces into tight balls, and place on baking sheet, spaced 1/2 inch apart. Cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place until touching and doubled in bulk, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  7. Heat oven to 375 degrees, with rack positioned in center. To make egg wash, whisk together egg white, 1 tablespoon water, and pinch of salt in a small bowl; brush tops of buns with egg wash. Using very sharp scissors or a buttered slicing knife, slice a cross into the top of each bun. Transfer pan to oven, and bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool.
  8. Make glaze: In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon milk, confectioners’ sugar, and lemon juice. Pipe or ladle glaze over buns, and serve

Re: LET'S SHARE EASTER RECIPES

posted at 2/18/2013 1:01 PM EST
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 I have never had a hot cross bun before. Good time to try it!

Re: LET'S SHARE EASTER RECIPES

posted at 2/19/2013 6:07 PM EST
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 Something that I always make at Easter isn't a recipe but I always make it. I'm sure that others have heard of it.
 I mix up cottage cheese and any flavor of Jello together-however much you think you want. I like the lime Jello with this. So cottage cheese & Jello mixed and to that add any fruit you want and I always add plenty of maraschino cherries and make sure that your fruit is well drained. Just before serving add the fruit flavored small marshmallows. This stuff is good for breakfast too if you accidentally make too much (or meant to). Smile

Re: LET'S SHARE EASTER RECIPES

posted at 2/19/2013 6:39 PM EST
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Hot Cross buns have been a tradition in our family for ages.  My dad loved them with glazed fruit (a la Fruit cake).  However, it is hard to find at this time of year.  I used to buy it at Christmas time and save some.  Now I use my regular yeast roll recipe, add some cinnamon, and add raisins ( dark or light).  Then of course add the powdered sugar crosses after they are out of the oven.  My husband likes them too, as do I.

Re: LET'S SHARE EASTER RECIPES

posted at 2/20/2013 7:57 AM EST
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I always make a special sweet yeast bread for Easter.  I have a recipe called Finnish Spring Bread I'll post soon.  It is really tasty.  I make one for us and one for each of 2 neighbors.

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posted at 2/20/2013 11:31 AM EST
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Don't do any thing for easter  i might make some pickled eggs that all

Re: LET'S SHARE EASTER RECIPES

posted at 2/20/2013 12:51 PM EST
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I've never made these - maybe try them this year. Thanks for sharing!

Re: LET'S SHARE EASTER RECIPES

posted at 2/20/2013 6:53 PM EST
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Per family requests, I make Kolaches for Easter, so Hot Cross Buns have to take a back seat at our table!

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posted at 2/20/2013 7:15 PM EST
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In Response to Re: LET'S SHARE EASTER RECIPES:
Per family requests, I make K olaches for Easter, so Hot Cross Buns have to take a back seat at our table!
Posted by Verlee T

I have to put my 2 cents in...I would vote for Kolaches over Hot Cross Buns.  Gotta have Apricot and Raspberry.  I am sure there are lots of other flavors that I would like I just have to grab those two when I see them.

Re: LET'S SHARE EASTER RECIPES

posted at 2/21/2013 12:13 PM EST
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In Response to Re: LET'S SHARE EASTER RECIPES:
In Response to Re: LET'S SHARE EASTER RECIPES : I have to put my 2 cents in...I would vote for Kolaches over Hot Cross Buns.  Gotta have Apricot and Raspberry.  I am sure there are lots of other flavors that I would like I just have to grab those two when I see them.
Posted by nikki p


I would rather have both hot cross buns and kolaches.Actually hot cross buns and several types of kolaches.:)

Re: LET'S SHARE EASTER RECIPES

posted at 2/21/2013 3:38 PM EST
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My Mother, who has been gone for 25 years, was the ONLY one in the family that liked Hot Cross Buns.  Every year, at least 2 or 3 times, I would head for her favorite bakery and purchase her 6 of the buns, and she enjoyed them very much!  It was strange after her death, I missed going to pick up those Hot Cross Buns for her.

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