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Hot Cross Buns

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Hot Cross Buns

  • 1 3/4 OZs (50g) Blue Band Margarine
  • 2 1/2 Ibs flour
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 7 OZs mixed fruits
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 sachets (1 tablespoon) yeast
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 OZ milk powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence (add to water)
  • Yellow food colouring (add to water)


  1. Mix all the above ingredients into a smooth well developed dough.
  2. Divide the dough into two (2) ounce pieces, ball smoothly and place 4 inches apart on a baking tray.
  3. Place in an enclosed cupboard and allow to rise to twice the origional size, then bake in an oven pre- heated to 3250C for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Royal Icing for Cross, 1 sachet icing sugar, 1-2 egg whites
Mix to a smooth paste that can hold a peak when a finger is inserted into it & removed.
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