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Hot Cross Buns BBQ Recipe

Here is one of our favourite Hot Cross Buns recipes – adapted & used in our 2011 Heat Beads® Cook off!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups plain flour
  • 2 x 7g sachets dried yeast
  • 3 teaspoons mixed spice
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ cups mixed fruit (sultanas, currants, etc.) OR chocolate buttons
  • 40g butter
  • 300ml milk
  • 2 eggs

Crosses

  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 5 tablespoons water

Glaze

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar

Method

01

Buns

Combine flour, yeast, sugar, mixed spice, salt and currants in a large bowl. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add milk. Heat for 1 minute, or until lukewarm. Add warm milk mixture and eggs to currant mixture. Use a flat-bladed knife to mix until dough almost comes together. Use clean hands to finish mixing to form a soft dough.

02

Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead for 10 minutes, or until dough is smooth. Place into a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Set aside in a warm, draught-free place for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until dough doubles in size.

03

Punch dough down to its original size. Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Divide into 18 even portions. Shape each portion into a ball. Place balls on to aluminum BBQ tray, about 1cm apart. Cover with plastic wrap. Set aside in a warm, draught-free place for 30 minutes, or until buns double in size. Get your Heat Beads® BBQ Briquettes fired up.

04

Crosses

Mix flour and water together in a small bowl until smooth, adding a little more water if paste is too thick. Spoon into a small snap-lock bag. Snip off 1 corner of bag. Pipe flour paste over tops of buns to form crosses. Put on the BBQ (medium heat) for approx. 20 minutes, or until buns are cooked through.

05

Glaze

Place water and sugar into a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Brush warm glaze over warm hot cross buns. Serve warm.

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