Rating: 4.5 stars
35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

'We looked forward to eating Mom's hot cross buns on Easter morning for many years,' recalls Barbara Jean Lull of Fullerton, California. This scaled-down version makes just six buns!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in milk. Stir in butter, egg, sugar and salt. Combine 3/4 cup flour, raisins, currants, cinnamon and allspice; add to the yeast mixture and mix well. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.

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  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 4-6 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

  • Punch dough down; shape into six 2-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on a baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray. Using a sharp knife, cut a cross on top of each bun. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.

  • Beat egg yolk and water; brush over buns. Bake at 375 degrees F for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks. Combine icing ingredients; pipe over buns.

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Nutritional Analysis: One bun equals 215 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 142 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Nutrition Facts

216 calories; protein 6.2g; carbohydrates 38.4g; fat 4.3g; cholesterol 71.9mg; sodium 118.5mg. Full Nutrition
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