Belizean Hot Cross Bun

by Myrna #belizeanvibez
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Belizean Hot Cross Bun

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 90 min Cook Time 30 min Rest Time 15 min Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 12
Best Season: Spring


Hot cross buns are rich with history dating back to the 12th century. They’re yeasted sweet buns filled with spices and various fruits such as currants, raisins, and/or candied citrus.




  1. Use either mixing bowl for manual kneading or electric mixer/kitchen Aid Set yeast to raise for 5 mins (3/4 cup warm water and 2 Tbs yeast) If instant yeast add dry yeast to dry ingredients
  2. Add all dry ingredients to mixing bowl. Mix for 3-5 mins

  3. Add shortening and butter and mix

  4. Add wet ingredients:
    Yeast, warmed evaporated and coconut milk and vanilla add slowly and mix for 3- 5 minutes
    Optional - 1-2 eggs beaten
  5. Kneading by hand, knead for 5 minutes or more....
    Set dough aside in greased bowl in a warm place
    Cover with damp kitchen towel
    Let dough raise for 45 minutes to 1 hour
  6. Fold over dough to let out air for a few minutes
    Set aside a small amount of dough to make cross on buns
    Roll dough into preferred size and set on baking sheet (approximately 9 - 12 buns per baking sheet)
    Roll dough (previously set aside) into thin strips, use water or milk to paste dough to the buns
  7. Bake on the middle rack for 20-25 minutes at 365 degrees until brown.

  8. Remove buns on cooling rack

  9. Glaze with choice of corn syrup, honey or sugar and water mixture

Keywords: easter, hotcrossbun

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