Hot Cross Buns

10 servings, ready in 2 hours and 35 minutes

Discover this easy, delicious & all-star recipe from the SPLENDA® Brand! These Hot Cross Buns bring life into your kitchen, try it now with SPLENDA® Sugar Alternative, Granulated!

Serves: 10
Preparation time: 15 minutes plus 2 hours rising time
Cooking time: 15-20 minutes

Method

Sift the flour, salt and spices into a mixing bowl then sprinkle in the SPLENDA® Granulated and yeast.

Make a well in the centre then pour in the milk, egg, oil and fruit and mix together to make a smooth dough.

Turn onto a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes until smooth and elastic. Place in a bowl, cover with a damp cloth and leave to rise in a warm place for about 2 hours until doubled in size.

Turn onto a floured surface and knead for a further 2 minutes. Divide into 10 equal pieces, shape into buns and place on a greased baking sheet. Cover and leave in a warm place until doubled in size again.

To make the paste put the flour in a small bowl and gradually stir in the milk and oil to make a smooth, thick batter. Spoon into a small piping bag fitted with a 5mm plain nozzle and pipe a cross on top of each bun.

Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

To make the glaze put the SPLENDA® Granulated and water into a small pan, bring to the boil and simmer for 1 minute. Brush the buns with the glaze as soon as they come out of the oven. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool a little before serving.

 

Ingredients

  • 500g strong plain flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 8g SPLENDA® Granulated
  • 14g easy blend yeast
  • 200ml warm milk
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 50ml sunflower oil
  • 125g mixed dried fruits
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  • For the paste (cross on top)
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  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp oil
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  • For the glaze
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  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp SPLENDA® Granulated

Nutrition information

per serving
Energy 282kcal
Fat 6.00g
of which saturates 1.10g
Carbohydrate 51.6g
of which sugars 10.50g
Fibre 2.60g
Protein 8.70g
Salt 0.30g

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