Orange Hot Cross Buns
Posted by: Elaine Tue 24 Feb 2004 4:39 am
3/4 cup hot orange juice
1/2 cup soft butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2 pkg dry yeast
1/2 warm orange juice
1 cup light raisins
1 tbl grated orange rind
4 cups unsifted all purpose flour
Pour hot orange juice over softened butter, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a large
bowl. Cool to lukewarm. Dissolve yeast in the 1/2 cup warm orange juice. Add
raisins and grated rind. Gradually beat in enough flour to make a soft dough.
Turn out on a floured surface and knead until smooth. Place in a greased large
bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place until double, about 2 hours. Punch down
and turn out on a floured surface. Shape into 18 round balls. Place on 2 greased
baking sheets, cover and let rise until double, about 1 hour. With a sharp
blade, cut a cross in top of each bun. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Remove and cool slightly.
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 tbl boiling water
In a small mixing bowl, stir sugar and water until smooth and creamy. Drizzle
glaze over cross on each bun.