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    Giant Hot Cross Buns 1 1/2 lb. Recipe

    Source of Recipe

    Master Chef Don's 2008 Collection

    Recipe Introduction

    Servings: 16 Yield: 1 loaf Notes: Select loaf size recommended by the manufacturer of your machine. Categories: Appetizers/ Snacks, Bread Machine Recipes, Breakfast/ Brunch, Sweet Breads and Coffee Cakes

    List of Ingredients

    1/2 cup water (70 to 80F)
    1/3 cup evaporated milk
    1 egg
    2 tablespoons sugar
    3 tablespoons butter or margarine
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    3 cups bread flour
    1 1/2 teaspoons Bread Machine Yeast
    1/2 cup imported chopped or snipped pitted dates
    1/4 cup chopped mixed candied fruits

    1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
    2 teaspoons evaporated milk
    1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


    1. Measure all ingredients except dates, candied fruits and frosting into bread machine pan in the order that the bread machine manufacturer suggests.

    2. Process in sweet bread or dried fruit/nut cycle; if machine does not have these cycles, use basic bread cycle on lightest crust setting. Add dates and candied fruits at the signal or 5 to 10 minutes before the last kneading step ends.

    3. Remove baked bread from pan; cool on wire rack. Drizzle or pipe frosting on bread to make a cross.

    Powdered Sugar Frosting: In small bowl, combine sifted powdered sugar, 1 to 2 teaspoons evaporated milk and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth.




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