Kids Hot Cross Buns
For the dough
- 450 g high grade white flour
- 14 g instant dry yeast
- 50 g caster sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 150 ml milk warm to touch
- 50 ml warm water
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- 50 g unsalted butter
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp mixed spice
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 100 g raisins or chocolate chips
- 4 Tbs plain flour
- 2 Tbs white sugar
- 1 Tbs water
Use a huge bowl and place the flour, yeast, caster sugar and salt in. Mix with a wooden spoon to combine.
Add in the spices and dried fruit (or choc chips) and mix again. Make a well in the centre of the dry mix.
Take a small jug and mix the water, milk, egg and melted butter together. Pour into the well.
Mix together to form a dough and use your hands once it comes together to knead it into a ball. Lightly dust a bench with extra flour. Turn the dough onto the bench and knead until it is lovely and smooth. Clean your mixing bowl out and spray with a cooking spray to grease it.
Tip the dough into this bowl and cover with cling film. Leave in a warm place (perhaps an oven with the pilot light on?) and allow to rise for about 1 hour (double size)
Turn the oven up to 180C (fan forced) Tip out the dough and knead again before dividing into 12 bun size portions. Pop the buns onto a baking tray with space inbetween. Use a knife to gently score a cross shape on the top of each bun. Cover with a damp warm tea towel and leave another 20 minutes to prove.
Mix the 'cross' flour and a little water to create a thick paste. Spoon into a piping bag and pipe over the scored out cross shape.
Bake for 12 - 15 minutes until they are golden. Melt the glaze sugar and water together and brush over the warm buns