Buns:2 cups flour (1 cup extra for dusting/rolling)1 packet (10g) dry instant yeast¼ cup brown sugar (or normal)2 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon cinnamon powder1 teaspoon mixed spice powder¼ teaspoon nutmeg½ teaspoon cardamom powder (optional)A pinch of salt½ cup milk80g melted butter1 cup buttermilk (or plain yoghurt)1 extra large egg, beaten1 cup sultana’s, raisins or choc chips Crosses:3 tablespoons flour3 tablespoons waterMake a thick paste and place into piping bag.Tip: have fun trying other patterns like a moon & star. Glaze:3 tablespoons apricot jam, melted
1. Mix dry ingredients together in a dish.2. Warm milk with melted butter and pour into buttermilk/ yoghurt and combine with egg.3. Add to flour to form a soft dough. The dough will be sticky but continue to knead until firm. Lastly, knead in the sultana’s, raisins or choc chips (my personal preference!) 4. Allow dough to rest for ½ hour in dish, covered with a cloth.5. Heat oven to 140’c and lightly grease a baking tray with butter. 6. Separate the dough into 6-8 equal parts as you prefer. Roll into balls and place on baking tray.7. Pipe crosses over the buns and bake for 20-25 minutes until buns rise and fully brown on top.8. Remove from oven and glaze while hot.9. Allow to cool and serve warm.
INFO & TIPS
My personal preference: Use choc chips instead of raisins or sultana’s so the kids can enjoy them too! Besides, who likes raisins anyway?