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    Hot Cross Buns

    Source of Recipe


    List of Ingredients

    3/4 cup milk

    1 egg

    1/4 cup margarine or butter

    3 cups bread flour

    3 tablespoons sugar

    3/4 teaspoon salt

    1 teaspoon active dry yeast or bread machine yeast

    1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

    1/2 cup dark raisins

    1/3 cup diced candied citron or orange peel

    1 beaten egg

    1 tablespoon water

    1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar

    1 teaspoon lemon juice

    1/2 to 1 teaspoon water


    . Add first 9 ingredients to a 1-1/2- or 2-pound bread machine according to manufacturer's directions. Select dough cycle. When cycle is complete, remove dough from machine.

    2. Cut dough into 18 portions. Shape into smooth balls. Place on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise about 45 minutes or until nearly double.

    3. If desired, use a sharp knife to score tops of rolls to make a cross. Combine egg and water; brush onto rolls. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly on a wire rack.

    4. For icing, stir together powdered sugar, lemon juice, and enough water to make a thick, creamy icing. Make a cross on each bun with the icing. Serve warm or cool. Makes 18 buns.




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