Apr 9, 2009

Mary Strom's Hot Cross Buns

This recipe came from a special friend years ago and brings back wonderful memories. I hope you will try them this weekend!

2 c. milk
2 lg. eggs
1 c. butter
1 c. sugar
8 c. flour
1 pkg. yeast
2 1/2 c. plumped raisins
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg

Put milk and butter together in pan and heat until hot. Mix 1/3 of the flour and all dry ingredients in large bowl. Pour hot liquid onto dry ingredients and beat 2 minutes on medium speed. Add eggs and 2 more cups of the flour. Beat on high speed. Add the rest of the flour and the plumped rasins, and let rise until doubled. Knead and shape into buns. Put on greased cookie sheet and let rise 30 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-15 minutes.

To make cross: make a cone from waxed paper and fill with a confectioner's sugar frosting. Snip the tip end of the waxed paper and carefully make a cross on top of cooled bun.

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