- 250 g Milk
- 50 g Butter
- 1 sachet Yeast, (equivalent 2 tsp)
- 1 egg
- 50 g raw or brown sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 500 g plain or bakers flour
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp Specialty Mixed Spice, See link in tips below
- 300 g dried fruit of choice, Eg. 200g Sultanas and 100g Currants
- 100 g flour
- 20 g sugar
- 80-90 g water
- 20 g sugar
- 20 g water
Weigh fruit and set aside.
Weigh milk and Butter into bowl, 2-3mins, 37 degrees, speed 2.
Add remaining dough ingredients except fruit, and knead6 mins.
In the last minute of kneading, slowly add the fruit through the hole in the lid. Adding them in the last bit of kneading will stop them getting chopped up too much.
Turn dough out onto Thermomat, give a light knead and wrap, allow to rest for 10-15 mins.
Once rested, lightly knead by hand and divide into 12 even portions using spatula to cut dough.
Cupping your hand over each piece, roll in small circles against the mat. Place on greased or baking paper lined tray, allowing enough room to rise. Allow to proove for 30-45 minutes in a warm place away from draughts, until approximately double in size.
To make crosses, mix all cross ingredients on speed 4, 20 seconds, until a smooth pipeable consistency. Using a small piping bag or sealed snap-lock bag with a 3mm piece snipped from one corner, pipe down centre of each row, in both directions to form the crosses.
Bake 180-200 degrees, 20-25 minutes until golden brown, and sounds hollow when tapped with finger.
While Buns are baking, prepare sugar glaze by combing ingredients and heating for 1 minute, varoma, speed 2. Alternatively, heat for 30-40 seconds on high in microwave.
Once baked, brush with sugar glaze for a shiney finish, and enjoy while still hot!
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Prove in a cold oven, with a steam bath in the base - fill a pan in the base of your oven with boiling water, the heat will warm the oven enough to prove without being too hot to kill the yeast and stop it rising, and the steam will stop the dough from drying out, creating an unrestricted rise and better crust results.
Because this recipe doesn't use preservatives and additives such as bread improver, these are best eaten same day. They may be frozen, or toasted on following day also.
Find the Specialty Mixed Spice blend here... It's this carefully blended combination of spices that give this spiced fruit dough its exquisite traditional flavour. Enjoy!
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