Nothing says Easter like traditional hot cross buns
07 Apr 2020
As we enter Autumn, our Home Care team can help prepare you for the cooler months… we are open for business today and every day to ensure you keep receiving quality in-home care and support.
Our services include:
- Shopping delivered to your door.
- Shopping assistance to buy Easter eggs, if possible we can drop them off to family and friends.
- A home refresh including bedding and wardrobe swap over.
- Home maintenance jobs.
- Meal preparation.
- Technology support to stay connected with loved ones, and
- Exercise plans you can do at home to keep you mobile and strong.
With Easter fast approaching this weekend, here’s a tasty Hot Cross Buns recipe you could try at home.
4 cups plain flour
2 x 7g sachets dried yeast
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 ½ teaspoons mixed spice
Pinch of salt
1 ½ cups currants
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup plain flour
4 to 5 tablespoons water
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons caster sugar
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Line a large baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Punch dough down to its original size. Knead for 30 seconds on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Divide into 12 even portions. Shape each portion into a ball. Place balls onto lined 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. Preheat oven to 190°C or 170˚C fan-force.
4. Make flour paste: 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. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until buns are cooked through.
5. Make glaze: Place water and sugar into a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until sugar dissolves.
Bring to the boil. Boil for 3-4 minutes. Brush warm glaze over warm hot cross buns.