*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          SCOTTISH HOT CROSS BUNS
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Ethnic
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3       c            Flour
    1       t            Salt
      1/2   ts           Each:allspice, nutmeg,
                         Cinnamon
      1/4   c            Sugar
    1                    Stick butter, melted
    1                    Egg beaten
      3/4   c            Currents or raisins
      1/3   c            Candied citron fruit
                         Yeast mixture:
    1       tb           Dry yeast
    1       tb           Sugar
      2/3   c            Warm milk
      1/2   c            Warm water
    1       c            Flour
                         Glaze:
    2       tb           Milk
    2       tb           Water
    3       tb           Sugar
 
   Begin by making the yeast mixture, mixing all
   ingredients and setting it aside to proof ( foam ).In
   another bowl sift flour, salt, spice and sugar. Add
   fruits and mix well. Combine butter and eggs and add
   to yeast mixture. Then add to flour mixture. Knead
   dough on floured surface, 8 to 10 minutes or smooth
   and elastic. add more flour if needed to keep dough
   from sticking. Divide into 12 equal pieces and shape
   into round buns. Place rolls far apart on greased
   baking sheet. Cover and let rise at warm room
   temperature for 45 minutes. Use a sharp knife to make
   an X shape cut on surface of dough. Bake in a 425
   oven for 15 to 20 minutes or golden. Cool on rack.
   Make glaze by bringing ingredients to a boil in small
   saucepan for 2 minutes. Brush glaze over buns thickly.
  
 
 
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