Candied-Fruit Hot Cross Buns Recipe
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Candied-Fruit Hot Cross Buns Recipe

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My family looks forward to my mom's hot cross buns every year. She's a wonderful lady and cook who makes our holidays memorable.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped mixed candied fruit
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ICING:
  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 163 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 106 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. Stir in the butter, eggs, sugar and salt. Combine 3 cups flour, candied fruit and cinnamon; add to yeast mixture and mix well. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down; shape into 2-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Using a sharp knife, cut a cross on top of each bun. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  4. Beat egg yolk and water; brush over buns. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks. Combine icing ingredients; pipe an "X" on top of each bun. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Candied-Fruit Hot Cross Buns in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p171

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 163 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 106 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 20, 2014

"i'm not good with yeast recipes- can this be started with a pre -made bread dough and then finished as in the recipe - please help my father loves hot cross buns!"

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Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"Very moist roll and festive. Flavor was perfect. For once, I didnt do any customizing and they were great."

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Reviewed Apr. 10, 2009

"These were amazing!I made them today and happily, they turned out and are wonderful!Perfect treat for Good Friday!"

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