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Chef John's Hot Cross Buns

The cross must be baked in! Make your Easter holiday extra special with an authentic technique for creating this classic treat! Mix warm milk with flour and yeast. When bubbly, add sugar, egg, lemon and orange zest, and wonderful spices of nutmeg, cinnamon and cardamom with salt and butter. After kneading and flattening, shape the bread around rum-macerated currants and allow to rise. After formed into buns, pipe a flour paste cross on each and bake. Glaze with simple syrup and enjoy these soft, crossed and sweet buns, fresh and hot! Get the recipe for Chef John's Hot Cross Buns.

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