Hot cross buns

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon instant powdered milk
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ⅜ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • ¾ cup dried currants
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons milk

Preparations

    step 1

    Put warm water, butter, skim milk powder, 1/4 cup sugar, salt, egg, egg white, flour, and yeast in bread maker and start on dough program.

    step 2

    When 5 minutes of kneading are left, add currants and cinnamon. Leave in machine till double.

    step 3

    Punch down on floured surface, cover, and let rest 10 minutes.

    step 4

    Shape into 12 balls and place in a greased 9 x 12 inch pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place till double, about 35-40 minutes.

    step 5

    Mix egg yolk and 2 tablespoons water. Brush on balls.

    step 6

    Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 20 minutes. Remove from pan immediately and cool on wire rack.

    step 7

    To make crosses: mix together confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and milk. Place glaze in a piping bag or a sandwich bag with the corner snipped off; pipe a cross onto each roll