Sunday Recipe: Hot Cross Buns

Ok, so it’s not Easter yet, but I couldn’t resist making an early batch of Hot Cross Buns today. Besides the chocolate at Easter time, hot cross buns have to be my favourite thing about this time of year.
Can’t we have them all year around?

Recipe adapted from Donna Hay

Hot cross buns
Makes 12
1 tablespoon active dry yeast (I substituted with instant yeast instead)
½ cup (110g) caster sugar
1½ cups (375ml) lukewarm milk
4¼ cups (635g) plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted
2 teaspoons mixed spice
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
50g unsalted butter, melted
1 egg
1½ cups (240g) sultanas
⅓ cup (55g) currants

cross
½ cup (75g) plain (all-purpose) flour, extra
⅓ cup (80ml) water

glaze
1 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons gelatine powder
½ cup (110g) caster (superfine) sugar
¼ cup (60ml) water, extra

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