Easter Special Eggless Hot Cross Buns with Cranberries | How to make Easter Special Eggless Hot Cross Buns with Cranberries

By Priya Suresh  |  22nd Mar 2016  |  
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  • Easter Special Eggless Hot Cross Buns with Cranberries, How to make Easter Special Eggless Hot Cross Buns with Cranberries
Easter Special Eggless Hot Cross Buns with Cranberriesby Priya Suresh
  • Prep Time

    3

    Hours
  • Cook Time

    30

    mins
  • Serves

    4

    People

111

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About Easter Special Eggless Hot Cross Buns with Cranberries Recipe

A hot cross bun is a spiced sweet bun made with currants or raisins, marked with a cross on the top and traditionally eaten on Good Friday in the British Isles, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, and India. The buns mark the end of Lent and different parts of the hot cross bun have a certain meaning, including the cross representing the crucifixion of Jesus, and the spices inside signifying the spices used to embalm him at his burial.

Easter Special Eggless Hot Cross Buns with Cranberries

Ingredients to make Easter Special Eggless Hot Cross Buns with Cranberries

  • 3+ 1/2 cups Bread flour
  • 75 grams butter
  • 1 cup luke warm milk
  • 1 tbsp instant yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 1/4 tsp clove powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • For the flour cross:
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp water
  • honey Glaze Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp water
  • For sugar cross:
  • 1 cup Icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp water

How to make Easter Special Eggless Hot Cross Buns with Cranberries

  1. Take the flour, yeast, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, clove powder, sugar and salt in a bowl. Add the lukewarm milk, honey, butter and knead everything well until the dough turns soft and becomes a stiff dough.
  2. Grease a bowl, drop the dough, wrap it and arrange in a warm place until its gets double in volume. Soak the cranberries in warm water for half an hour, then drain the cranberries and keep aside.
  3. Punch the dough and add the cranberries, now knead the dough again for 5 minutes.
  4. Divide the dough into 9 equal balls, shape them well and place in a baking tray lined with a baking sheet with enough space in between. Cover the dough with a towel and let it sit for 45 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile make a thick paste of flour and water and fill this in a ziplock bag. Make a cross over each bun.
  6. Preheat the oven to 176 degrees celsius and bake these buns for 20 mins or until the crust turns golden brown. Now prepare the honey glaze and brush the top of the buns generously.
  7. Transfer it to a wired rack and allow it to cool completely. Now prepare the icing sugar glaze and fill it in the piping bag, pipe again the cross on the top of the buns.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Reviews for Easter Special Eggless Hot Cross Buns with Cranberries (4)

Rupali Vishwakarma-Vairagar6 months ago

Plz plz plz plz tell me wt is bread flour plz reply
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Priya Suresh
6 months ago
Bread flour is a flour usually used for baking breads, as this bread flour have huge amount of proteins, they helps a lot for making spongy breads. However you can replace bread flour with All purpose flour also.

manju shah3 years ago

lovely clicks :)
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Khusum Thakur Khusum Thakur3 years ago

lovely buns
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Shilpi lala3 years ago

Wow! such lovely buns...would love to make them for Easter's :D
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