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Mon, Apr 07 2014 post by Amanda From thecoersfamily

Hot Cross Buns

A hot cross bun is a spiced sweet bun made with cranberries or raisins and marked with a cross design drizzled on the top. These tasty buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday. It's ...

A hot cross bun is a spiced sweet bun made with cranberries or raisins and marked with a cross design drizzled on the top. These tasty buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday. It's never been easier to make a batch of these time-honored holiday favorites using Rhodes™ Dinner Rolls.

A hot cross bun is a spiced sweet bun made with cranberries or raisins and marked with a cross design drizzled on the top. These tasty buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday. It's never been easier to make a batch of these time-honored holiday favorites using Rhodes™ Dinner Rolls.

Hot Cross Buns

Ingredients:

  • 18 Rhodes™ Dinner Rolls, thawed to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • flour, if necessary

Frosting:

  • 1 1/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk

Hot Cross Buns

Directions:

Combine rolls and press or roll to flatten.

Combine sugar and spices in a bowl. Sprinkle flattened dough with 1/3 of the sugar mixture and 1/3 of the cranberries or raisins.

Hot Cross Buns

 

Fold dough over on itself and flatten again. Sprinkle with 1/3 of the sugar mixture and 1/3 of the cranberries or raisins and fold over again.

Hot Cross Buns

 

Repeat process one more time. Knead the dough as necessary to completely incorporate the added ingredients. If dough becomes too sticky, sprinkle lightly with flour.

Hot Cross Buns

 

Shape into a log and cut into 12 equal pieces.

Hot Cross Buns

 

Shape each piece into a ball and place on a sprayed baking sheet.

Hot Cross Buns

 

Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let rise until almost double in size. Remove wrap and bake at 350°F 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Allow rolls time to cool. Mix ingredients for frosting. 

Hot Cross Buns

 

Lightly drizzle frosting over cooled rolls in a cross design. 

A hot cross bun is a spiced sweet bun made with cranberries or raisins and marked with a cross design drizzled on the top. These tasty buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday. It's never been easier to make a batch of these time-honored holiday favorites using Rhodes™ Dinner Rolls.

 Sharing a hot cross bun with another is supposed to seal a friendship throughout the next year, according to the legend: "Half for you and half for me, Between us two shall goodwill be." And let me just say, we'd have to be some pretty good buddies for me to share one of these delicious buns with you. 

 

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Hot Cross Buns

Servings: 12 | Skills: Intermediate | Prep Time: 30 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 20 min

These delicious Hot Cross Buns are the perfect addition to your Easter Meal.

Hot Cross Buns
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Ingredients

18 Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls, thawed to room temperature
3/4 cup dried cranberries or raisins
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
flour, if necessary

Frosting:
1 1/3 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1-2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

Combine rolls and press or roll to flatten. Combine sugar and spices in a bowl. Sprinkle flattened dough with 1/3 of the sugar mixture and 1/3 of the cranberries or raisins.

Fold dough over on itself and flatten again. Repeat the sugar and cranberries process and fold over again. Repeat one more time.

Knead the dough as necessary to completely incorporate the added ingredients. If dough becomes too sticky, sprinkle lightly with flour.

Shape into a log and cut into 12 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball and place on a sprayed baking sheet. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let rise until almost double in size.

Remove wrap and bake at 350°F 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool. Mix ingredients for frosting and frost rolls.

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