Monday, April 25, 2011

My First Hot Cross Buns...

So the weeks before Easter I was hearing Hot Cross Buns all over the place... I know I've had a sheltered life but I honstly have never had Hot Cross Buns.
I love the recepies on The Pioneer Woman because its so detailed and there's pictures, I'm a real visual person.

So I tried THIS recipe.

I started by warming the milk, oil and sugar. Let it cool to a warm and then added the yeast.

After that I added flour and mixed it up.

Then covered with a towel and let it hang out on my kitchen counter in the warm sun for about an hour. This would have been perfect for the afternoon sun. My kitchen gets so much sun from the West you literally have to wear shades and sunblock to cook dinner.

After about an hour I added more flour and mixed again.

And I made my spice mixture: sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice.
This was probably my favorite part. It smelled DEVINE!!
I wish I could settle all my cravings with just a scent. I wanted to rub it all over me it smelled so good.

I sort of kneeded and pressed the dough out on my floured counter top.
Then added a thrid of the spice mixture and a third of the rasins.
Then folded and kneeded again, three times till all the spice and rasins are mixed in well.
This was probably the hardest part.

Then I made little balls and brushed them with eggwhites and milk.
I love my brush, its pink... and its silicone.
So easy to wash.

Then about 20 mins later you get this...

So while they cool, you make your drizzle.
Can someone tell me one bad thing about powdered sugar??
I didnt think so.

Of course they're called hot CROSS buns and you're supposed to make a cross on the tops but, if you havent figured it out by now... I march to the beat of my own drummer.

Taste test approved! My son must have ate one a day since Friday!
This would be a great breakfast or brunch recipe.

ps... i just ate two more for bfast at my desk today

Linking up {here} check em out!


Jessica said...

They look great! If you ask me, you can't go wrong with more icing coverage.

Yvette said...

Those look delicious! Hope you guys had a great Easter!!

Little Brick Ranch said...

These look delicious...well, minus the raisins because we hate each other but I would sprinkle some chocolate or cinnamon chips in there and all would be good in the neighborhood!! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. I hope to see you again next week!!


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