Easter Bread Recipe for Hot Cross Buns

Easter bread comes in many forms, but none as tasty as this Recipe for Hot Cross Buns that features currants, cinnamon and homemade bread dough.

| January/February 2014

  • A traditional New England Recipe for Hot Cross Buns includes a sweet frosting.
    Photo By iStockphoto/robynmac

Marie Swackhanier, Caro, Michigan, would like a recipe for Hot Cross Buns that are usually served at Easter.

Richard Gardner, Pensacola, Florida, sends a recipe from The Yankee Cook Book.


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Easter Bread Recipe for Hot Cross Buns

1 cup scalded milk
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cake compressed yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 egg, well-beaten
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup currants
1 egg, for wash
Frosting, made with confectioner's sugar and milk

Combine milk, sugar, butter and salt; set aside. When lukewarm, add yeast, which has been dissolved in lukewarm water, and well-beaten egg; mix well.

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