Hot Cross Buns
Easter break equals slow mornings, home-baked treats, playtime, and spring feelings.
I love Easter, it's one of my favorite holidays, and I always make sure to make a lot of delicious things in the kitchen.
This morning started with my vegan hot cross buns, with sultanas, dates, and homemade orange jam, so delicious, and easy to bake :-) They are a returning hit on our breakfast table.
25 g fresh yeast
1,2 dl water
1,8 dl almond dairy-free milk
50 g melted vegan butter
50 g sugar
550 g all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon mixed spice powder
50 g finely chopped candied orange peel
100 g sultanas
100 g chopped dates
For the cross:
1 dl all-purpose flour
0,2 dl water
1 tablespoon syrup
1 tablespoon orange juice
Dissolve the yeast in the lunk warm milk and water, in a mixing bowl.
Add the melted vegan butter
Mix all the dry ingredients, sugar, flour, salt, and spices and add it to the mixing bowl, with the wet ingredients.
Tip the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and use your hands to Knead the dough well, make sure it's smooth and soft.
Cover the dough, and set it to rise to double size, for about one hour, until doubled in size.
Turn the risen dough out on-to a floured surface, knockback and add the sultanas, dates, and candied peel, and knead the dough well.
Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces, and shape each of them into a ball, make sure to cover the sultanas and dates with dough, so they don't get burned in the oven.
Place the buns, side by side in a baking tray and let them rise for 40 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees
Mix the flour and water well together for the cross paste, and use a piping bag, to pipe a cross on each bun.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown
Melt the syrup and orange juice in a saucepan and brush the buns, as soon as they get out of the oven, before setting them aside to cool on a wire rack.