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Easter Buttermilk Hot Cross Buns

Easter Buttermilk Hot Cross Buns

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 20 m
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These are a family tradition for Easter brunch.

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  • Calories:
  • 194 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 5.7 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.8g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 242 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Measure the water into a large bowl and sprinkle the yeast over the top. Let stand about 5 minutes to dissolve the yeast. Stir in the buttermilk, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and margarine. Mix in 1 cup of flour until well blended, then stir in the raisins. Gradually mix in the remaining flour until the dough is stiff enough to take out of the bowl and knead on a floured surface. Knead the dough until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning to coat and cover with a towel. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and divide into 18 pieces. Shape each piece into a ball and place in a greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Cover loosely with a towel and allow to rise again until your finger leaves an impression when you poke the dough gently, about 45 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Remove the towel from the buns. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Spoon the frosting into a small sandwich bag or pastry bag. Snip off the corner and squeeze out frosting to make a cross on top of the buns when cool.
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VERBford
27

VERBford

3/31/2008

Volunteered to make Hot cross buns for Easter breakfast at church, so I picked this recipe to try since this was a first for me - made them small so there would be more and they were a hit - very light in texture with a hint of sweetness. I don't have anything to compare them to, but they're definitely a keeper for my recipe box.

saiahsmom
19

saiahsmom

7/8/2009

These were good but they tasted more like dinner rolls than hot cross buns. I probably won't make them again.

A. H. Miller
19

A. H. Miller

4/13/2009

Excellent results just as written, although I used currants instead of raisins. This was a boost to my yeast-bread baking confidence! I did make my own frosting with powedered sugar, milk and few drops of almond extract. Always a sentimental favorite at Easter.

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