Hot Cross Buns Recipe
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Hot Cross Buns Recipe

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From Wills Point, Texas, Dorothy Pritchett shares the recipe for this Easter morning treat. "It came from my niece in Ballwin, Missouri, who's one of the best cooks in the world," Dorothy credits.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 30 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6-1/2 to 7 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup dried currants
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 teaspoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 173 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 108 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add milk, sugar, butter, vanilla, salt, nutmeg and 3 cups of flour. Beat until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Stir in the currants, raisins and enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down; shape into 30 balls. Place on greased baking sheets. Cut a cross on top of each roll with a sharp knife. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  4. Beat water and egg yolk; brush over rolls. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until golden. Cool on wire racks. For icing, combine the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth; drizzle over rolls. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Hot Cross Buns in Taste of Home February/March 1996, p17

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 173 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 108 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 16, 2013

"These were light and delicious - and the currents were a nice touch."

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Reviewed Mar. 23, 2008

"I had actually never had Hot Cross Buns before, but my husband has asked for them often. I don't care for raisins, but I made them just with currants and they were absolutely WONDERFUL! We'll have them again and again!"

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