Hot Cross Buns

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Hot Cross Buns


  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ¼ cup Grandma Fancy Molasses
  • 1 pkg. dry yeast (1 Tbsp.)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp. soft butter
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 to 2¼ cups flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ cup currants
  • ½ cup raisins


  1. Heat milk to lukewarm in a saucepan, remove from heat and add sugar & yeast. Set aside for 5 minutes. Add butter then molasses. Stir in egg. Mix in 1 3/4 cups of flour, salt and spices. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead in enough additional flour to make the dough handle easily. Place in an oiled bowl, cover and let rise until double (about 1 1/2 hours). Punch down, let rest for 5 minutes then knead in raisins and currants. Divide dough into 9 balls. Place about 2" apart on greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise until double. Just before baking cut a cross in the top of each bun. Bake at 375°F 12-15 minutes, until brown. Make cross with Molasses Butter Frosting.

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