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Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients
The ingredients you'll need are measured in grams and mg, and include flour, yeast, sugar, salt, butter, milk, eggs, and a variety of spices and dried fruits. Don't be afraid to mix it up and get creative with your flavour combinations.
Step 2: Mix and Knead the Dough
Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl, then add the melted butter, warmed milk, and beaten eggs. Mix until a sticky dough forms, then knead it until it's smooth and elastic. Get your arms ready for a little workout!
Step 3: Let It Rise
Cover the dough with a damp towel and let it rise in a warm place for about an hour. Use this time to brainstorm some funky flavour combinations, like pineapple and coconut or chocolate and orange.
Step 4: Shape the Buns
Punch down the dough and divide it into equal portions. Shape each portion into a round bun, then place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Have fun with different shapes and sizes, like mini buns or heart-shaped buns.
Step 5: Add the Crosses
Now it's time to add the signature cross on top of each bun. Mix 75g of flour and 75ml of water to form a paste, then use a piping bag or a plastic bag with the corner cut off to pipe a cross on top of each bun. For extra fun, try making different shapes instead of the traditional cross, like a bunny or an Easter egg.
Step 6: Bake and Enjoy!
Bake the buns in a preheated oven at 190°C for 20-25 minutes, or until they're golden brown and fragrant. Take a moment to bask in the heavenly aroma coming from your kitchen, and then dig in! Serve your hot cross buns warm with a dollop of butter and your favourite toppings.
7 Ways to Customise Your Hot Cross Buns
To really make your hot cross buns stand out, try customising them with your favourite flavours and add-ins. Here are some ideas to get you started:
In conclusion, making hot cross buns is a fun and delicious way to celebrate Easter. So let your imagination run wild and create some "Buns of Fun" for everyone to enjoy!
Don't forget, they go well served up on our bamboo and plant-based bowls and plates, which are not only stylish but also eco-friendly. So go ahead and get creative in the kitchen, and enjoy your delicious hot cross buns in sustainable style!