Easter will not feel like Easter without hot cross buns. This sticky hot cross buns with raisins is the best ever recipe. Never buy from store anymore.
I love easter the most, after christmas and CNY. Easter feel like heaven, especially for chocolate lovers like me. All chocolates are on sale. So much choices, and cute rabbit chocolates are on sale in every store. Recently, I also saw that there is an easter chocolate egg that is filled with M&M chocolate inside. Chocolate inside chocolate, what an amazing idea for easter chocolate.
After a long comparison of all different chocolates in different stores, Me and Dydy ended up buying a giant Toblerone for only 5 dollars. Half price giant Toblerone, we are so excited when we see the giant Toblerone.
Back to my hot cross bun, I finally get the chances to make my own batch of hot cross buns. Every years when it comes to Easter, I always buy hot cross buns from supermarket. Woolworth make a great hot cross buns for sure. But, once I get the chances to make my own hot cross buns, I think I will never buy it from supermarket starting from this year.
The hot cross bun is so sticky, and the smell of mixed spice, fill my house with the smell of easter. I couldn’t believe that it takes me so long to make my own hot cross buns. This recipe is adapted from the basic hot cross bun recipe. As my first batch, I only make the traditional hot cross buns with raisin. Next year, I would make the chocolate hot cross bun for sure, and never ever buy from store anymore.
But then again, when I think about it now, every year, during the easter, there will be a sale of hot cross buns, up to 30%. The price of hot cross buns drop until $3. With the sale, the cost of making it and buying is similar. I didn’t even notice it until I make it, and see the price of the hot cross buns dropping.
But still, I never regret making it as it is the best hot cross buns ever. I will still make it every year even though it takes some effort. Trust me, you will feel more content when you make it by yourself, especially when you smell the freshly bake hot cross buns. It will bring smile to everyone face.
- 4 cups plain flour
- 14g dried yeast
- 2 teaspoon mixed spice
- ¼ cup caster sugar
- pinch of salt
- 40g butter, melted
- 2 cups raisins
- 300ml milk
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- ½ cup plain flour
- 8 tablespoon water
- Maple syrup to glaze
- Warm milk in microwave, add yeast in the milk for 5 to 10 minutes or until it turns foamy.
- In a stand mixer bowl, mix plain flour, mixed spice, caster sugar, and salt until well combined.
- Make a hole in the middle, add milk-yeast mixture, eggs, and melted butter.
- Knead the dough on medium-high speed for 15 to 20 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
- Sprinkle flour in tabletop, gently knead the dough and raisin with hand until all combined.
- Lightly oil the bowl, and return back the dough to the lightly oil bowl.
- Cover the cling wrap, and let it rest in warm place for 1 to 2 hours or until it double in size.
- Line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Knead the dough for 30 seconds until smooth. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces.
- Shape each portions into a ball, and place the balls in the baking tray, about 1 cm apart from each other. Repeat until all balls are shaped
- Cover with cling wrap, and let it rest for another 30 minutes.
- Pre-heat the oven to 170C Degree.
- Make a flour paste, add more water if the mixtures is too thick.
- Pipe the mixtures over the tops of the buns to form crosses.
- Bake for 20 to 15 minutes or until buns are cooked through.
- Brush maple syrup over warm hot cross buns, and serve warm.