[FHCx255] National Hot Cross Buns

One a penny, two a penny…

IT’S NATIONAL HOT CROSS BUNS DAY!

…in September! You can’t be further than 6 months away from the holiday where this food typically shows up. Jesus-y Easter stuff, aside, you can’t go wrong with baked, iced stuff. But since we’re so far from Easter season, good luck finding this in a store! We had to get into the thick of it with a recipe from Ree Drummond.

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2 cups whole milk, 1/2 cup oil, 1/2 cup sugar. Bring it up to warm, and then let it cool down a while.

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Yeast!

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Flour!

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Mix it up into a sticky doughy thingy.

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Give it about 60 minutes.

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Put it into a mixer with baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

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Mixture of sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg

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Flatten out the dough a little.

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Pour part of the sugar mixture on and then fold it up.

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It’s got all the goodies inside.

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Roll up some golf ball sized guys.

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Baking sheet with parchment paper. Then let them rise for about an hour.

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A little glaze out of egg white and milk

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Brush the glaze on. Bake em for 20 minutes at 400.

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They turned out much more like hot cross biscuits…

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Icing is egg whites, milk, and lots of powdered sugar.

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We are exhausted from making these. And now we have several too many. After all that, we ended up using the icing to drizzle more than just the crosses, because really… this is just about eating icing-y dough. Woop!

Tomorrow is National Chocolate Milkshake Day

-SPAK

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