Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

  • Makes10 servings
  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time20 min
  • Rising Time1 hr
  • Total Time1 hr 35 min
  • Calories282
  • Made withSPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener

    Ingredients

    • 500 g strong plain flour
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons mixed spice
    • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
    • 14 g easy blend yeast
    • 200 ml warm milk
    • 1 large egg, beaten
    • 50 ml sunflower oil
    • 125 g mixed dried fruits
    • 8 g SPLENDA® Granulated

    For the paste (cross on top)

    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 3 tablespoons milk
    • 1 teaspoon oil

    For the glaze

    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 2 tablespoons SPLENDA® Granulated


    • Nutrition Info Per Serving

    • % Daily Value*
    • Energy282 kcal361.54%
    • Total Fat6.00 g7.69%
    • of which saturates1.10 g0.4%
    • Total Carbohydrate51.60 g18.76%
    • of which sugars10.50 g3.82%
    • Fibre2.60 g9.29%
    • Protein8.70 g17.4%
    • Salt0.30 g0.11%

    Instructions

    1

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

    2

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

    3

    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.

    4

    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.

    5

    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.

    6

    Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C (400 F), Gas Mark 6 for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

    7

    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.

    Made with

    SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener

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