Easter is nearly here! Spice up your Hot Cross Buns with this amazing Spiced Rum recipe 😍

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Ingredients (Makes 16)

300ml Whole Milk
50g Unsalted Butter
575g Plain Flour Table Salt~
75g Caster Sugar
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 Organic Egg
Spiced Rum
1 Orange
75g Sultanas
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
2 tbsp Golden Syrup


Boil 300ml of milk on a low heat
In a separate pan, place 50g of butter over a low heat until melted
Add the warmed milk and melted butter into a bowl, mix and leave to cool until mixture reaches room temperature
Separately, mix 500g of flour, 1 tsp of salt, 75g of caster sugar and 1sp of baking powder into a bowl
Pour in the warm milk and butter mixture and add 1 beaten egg
Add in a splash of Spiced Rum
Combine the ingredients together to form a sticky dough and place onto a floured surface
Knead until the mixture becomes smooth and springy and then place the dough into a flour-covered bowl
Cover the bowl with a damp tea towel and leave to rise for 1 hour until the mixture has doubled in size
Once the dough has risen, place the mixture back onto a floured surface
Tip in 75g of sultanas, 1 tsp of ground cinnamon and grated orange zest (optional), and knead this into the dough
Divide the dough into 16 squares and on a floured surface, roll these squares into balls
Line these balls onto a baking tray and cover with a damp tea towel to allow the balls to prove for an additional hour until they have doubled in size
Add 5 tbsp of water, 1 tbsp at a time, to 75g of plain flour to make the paste for the cross
Use this mixture to then pipe two lines across the top of the buns to make a cross on each, using a piping bag or a spoon
Place the buns in the oven at 200c/gas 7 for 20 minutes
Melt 2 tbsp of golden syrup in a pan and brush over the top of the buns whilst they’re still warm
Set aside to cool on a wire rack and then enjoy!

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