Cranberry buns

Hi all,

You know hot cross buns right? Well this is my version of them haha without the cross.

Yeast – 7g
Water – ½ cup warm
Plain flour – 2 – 3 cups
Cinnamon – 1 tablespoon (more or less if you like the taste)
1 egg
½ cup of milk
100 g of melted butter (I accidentally didn’t melt mine but it still worked for me :P)
1/4 cup of castor sugar
1-2 cups of cranberries (depending on how cranberry-ish you like it)

Castor sugar and water

Preheat oven 180 degrees.
Combine yeast, water and a pinch of sugar/salt in a small bowl and wait for yeast to dissolve. Leave aside for 10 min until fermented.
In another bowl sift plain flour and cinnamon.
In a third bowl mix the wet ingredients – milk, butter, egg, castor sugar and ½ cup of the flour mixture.
Once combined, add the yeast mixture and then slowly add the rest of the flour mixture and the cranberries.
*Note if you have a dough mixer – do it all in there, otherwise hand mixing is the way to go :)*
The dough shouldn’t be too sticky or dry so adjust with flour accordingly. Knead lightly and then make into a ball.

Leave to rise in the bowl for about ½ hour.
Punch dough and then make 16 balls and put onto a greased tray and put into oven for 15-20 minutes.

Make glaze – dissolve sugar and water.

Once out of the oven – brush glaze over rolls and they are ready to eat!! Mmmm they are so good that you can eat them all in one go! Need discipline to stop!!

*Things to note: I would add more cranberries and more cinnamon next time because I love both and felt I didn’t have enough 🙂

Let me know if you give this a go 🙂 You can always substitute cranberries for currants/raisins/sultanas any other dried fruit


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