• Aanal Kotak

HOT CROSS BUNS



Chef Aanal Kotak

• Prep Time: 15minutes

• Cook Time: 30 Minutes


Ingredients For :

• 1 Cup All Purpose Flour

• 3 Tsp Dry Yeast

• 1 & 1/2 Cup Lukewarm Milk

• 6 Tbsp Butter

• 5 Tbsp Sugar

• 1 Tsp Salt

• 1 Tsp Cinnamon Powder

• ½ Tsp Ginger Powder

• ½ Tsp Nutmeg Powder

• ¼ Tsp Clove Powder

• Half Cup Black Raisins

• Half Cup Golden Raisins

• Half Cup Dried Cranberries

• 1 Tbsp Lemon Zest

• 2 Cup Milk

• 2 Tsp Oil


For The Cross:

• ¼ Cup Purpose Flour

• Half Cup Water


For The Glaze:

• 1 Tsp Honey

• 3 Tsp Butter


Method Of Hot Bun:

• In A Medium Sauce Pan, Heats The Milk Add Butter And Granulated Sugar Over The Low Heat, Stirring, Until Mixture Is Warm. When Butter Is Melted, And Sugar Is Dissolved

• Add Dry Yeast & Sugar In Lukewarm Milk. Leave It In A Warm Place For About 10-15 Minutes Or Until It Is All Frothy And Bubbly. If The Yeast Is Not Frothy And Bubbly. In The Meanwhile, Also Condition Your Dried Fruit. For That, Place The Dried Fruit In A Bowl, Add Water, And Let It Steep For About 10 Minutes. This Process Softens The Dried Fruit, Which Will Keep It Moist And Plump In The Final Baked Buns. Discard The Water And Used The Soften Dried Fruit.

• Next, Add Flour, Clove Powder, Ginger Powder, Cinnamon Powder, Nutmeg Powder, And Lemon Zest. Whisk To Mix Well And Add The Mixture Of Yeast Mix Well.

• Add In The Warm Milk In A Slow Stream And Continue Mixing At Low Speed. Knead For About 7 Minutes On Low Speed.

• Then Add The Black Raisins, Golden Raisins, Cranberries, And Add Mixture Of Milk And Butter.

• Dust Your Work Surface With Very Little Flour, Knead For Another Minute. You Will Know It Is Done, When The Dough Springs Back When You Press It With Your Fingers. Tuck The Edges Of The Dough Towards The Centre To From A Ball.

• Transfer It To A Big Greased Bowl. Spray Some Oil Spray On The Dough Or Apply Little Oil Over The Dough. Cover The Dough Bowl With Clean Rape.

• After The Dough Has Risen, Deflate It, By Punching It Down With Your Fist And Transfer To The Working Surface. Knead Again For Another 2 Minutes, Add Very Little Flour If The Dough Is Too Sticky.

• Apply Oil In Your Both Hands. Shape Them Into Buns By Tucking The Edges Underneath Towards The Centre, Roll The Dough Against Your Work Surface Or Between Your Palms To Form A Smooth Round Ball.

• Place Them In A Sufficiently Large Baking Tray Greased With Oil.

• Prepare The Flour Paste To Make The Cross By Mixing Both The Ingredients In A Bowl Until Smooth. Fill It In A Piping Bag And Snip Off One End Just Before You Start Piping The Cross.

• Preheat The Oven To 375 F. Brush The Risen Dough Balls With Milk For A Nice Golden Brown Crust.

• Then Pipe A Cross In The Centre Of The Buns With The Prepared Flour Paste.

• Bake For About 10-15 Minutes Or Until They Are Done And The Top Is Golden Brown. The Top Of The Rolls Will Appear Hard As Soon As You Remove It From The Oven. When You Tap On It You Should Be Able To Hear A Hollow Sound. Brush The Buns With Honey As Soon As The Buns Are Out Of The Oven. Serve Warm.

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