Hot Cross Buns

After baking the wholemeal buns a couple of times, I realized that I like to use this recipe very much. Mainly because the dough is really easy to handle. So I decided to use this recipe for making Hot Cross Buns.  
Recipe for Hot Cross Buns.
Makes 27 mini buns


400g Bread flour
6g Instant yeast
115g eggs 120g milk
(I totalled the liquid to 235g = eggs + milk )


130g Bread flour
1 tsp Cinnamon powder
1/8 tsp Ginger powder
1/8 tsp Nutmeg powder
60g Brown sugar
1/4 tsp Fine salt
50g water (use the water from soaking the raisins and orange peels)
60g LIV unsalted butter, room temperature

70g Raisins
80g Homemade Orange peels, cut into small pieces (refer to recipe here)
-> soak them in water to soften.

60g Plain flour
1 tbsp Oil
60ml Water

1. Mix all ingredients (A) in a mixing bowl and knead to form a dough.
2. Cover with cling wrap or cloth, and leave to prove until double size (I left it in the fridge overnight.)
3. Add in ingredients (B) in a mixing bowl, tear dough (A) into small pieces and add into mixing bowl. Knead to form a smooth dough. 
4. Add in butter continue to knead till dough is smooth and elastic.
5. Add in drained ingredients (C) and mix thoroughly. 
6. Cling wrap and let it proof for 1 hour. 
7.Divide the dough into 40g each, roll into ball, and place it on a baking tray. Leave it to proof for another 45mins.

8. Preheat oven to 180C. 
9. Mix the topping together. Then put it in a small plastic. Cut the tip. Pipe a cross into the buns. 

10. Bake the buns for 13mins. Let it cool before serving.


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