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Offline Amy :-)

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Hot Cross Bun Cookies (with photo)
« on: March 31, 2013, 06:14:13 am »
Hot Cross Bun Cookies
Converted from the AWW Cookies cookbook which lovely Chrissa sent me :-*

Ingredients:
125g butter
150g sugar
1 egg
300g SR flour
1 tsp mixed spice
2 tsp milk
40g mixed peel
80g currants
100g marzipan, for crosses
2 tbsp almond meal, for crosses
Apricot jam, warmed, to brush over baked cookies

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees, or 140 degrees for fan-forced. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
2. Beat butter, sugar and egg for 20 seconds/speed 4. Scrape down sides of bowl and repeat.
3. Add flour, spice, milk, peel and currants. Knead for 40 seconds/interval speed or until combined.
4. Roll teaspoons of dough into balls and place on baking tray. Flatten only slightly.
5. Pulse the turbo button to get as much dough as possible from around blades, then you won't have to wash the bowl before the next step.
6. Add marzipan and almond meal to bowl. Mix for 30 seconds/speed 4 or until the almond meal is incorporated and the mixture sticks together.
7. Roll the marzipan into sausages 5mm in diameter. Cut into 4cm lengths and arrange in crosses over buns.
8. Bake cookies for 15 minutes or until lightly brown. Brush with jam and cool on trays.

Notes:
The most time consuming part of this recipe is definitely rolling the marzipan. I'd never worked with it before so it probably took me a bit longer.
I learned after I baked the first tray that you really need to be generous with the marzipan. I had rolled it too thin and cut it to short on the first ones. My second lot (in the photo) are much better! ;)
You can probably see I was very generous with the apricot jam :) I don't have a cooking brush so I just had to spoon it on and it ended up quite thick. There were no complaints though ;)

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Re: Hot Cross Bun Cookies (with photo)
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2013, 06:31:20 am »
Amy have you ever made marzipan in the tmx? It is really yum.
Your cookies look good, are they soft or crisp?
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Re: Hot Cross Bun Cookies (with photo)
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2013, 07:11:19 am »
These look yummy Amy. Wish you could live at my house  :)
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Re: Hot Cross Bun Cookies (with photo)
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2013, 08:24:03 am »
Great cookies Amy.

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Re: Hot Cross Bun Cookies (with photo)
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2013, 10:11:14 am »
Thanks ladies :D

Cookie, I think spreading the warm jam on after baking softens them a bit. I was really happy about this because it meant I could take some for nana and grandpa when we visited today :D Grandpa loved them, he ate two and told me there were really yummy :D :D If they were crunchy I don't think his false teeth would have coped ;) I think if you wanted crunchy cookies, you could leave the jam off, let them cool and then add a little before serving if you wanted.
Oh, and no, I've never made marzipan in the TMX. I didn't realise I could! Do you have a recipe? :)

MEP, you're not the first person to wish that LOL ;D I think I need to clone myself so I can cook for lots of people at the same time ;D

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Re: Hot Cross Bun Cookies (with photo)
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2013, 10:16:19 am »
Here you go Amy,Marzipan ;)
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Re: Hot Cross Bun Cookies (with photo)
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2013, 10:17:33 am »
Thank you CC, you're a gem :-*

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Re: Hot Cross Bun Cookies (with photo)
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2013, 11:07:51 am »
Just caught up with this thread.  Those bikkies look yum Amy.
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Re: Hot Cross Bun Cookies (with photo)
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2013, 11:46:56 pm »
Thanks Chrissa :D :-*

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Re: Hot Cross Bun Cookies (with photo)
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2013, 12:22:55 pm »
Amy I think there is a marzipan recipe in the EDC.
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Re: Hot Cross Bun Cookies (with photo)
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2013, 12:14:55 am »
I'll have to check Cookie. Ours is a much older version so it might not be in there :-))

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Re: Hot Cross Bun Cookies (with photo)
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2013, 12:20:00 am »
hey look and sound yum Amy - another one to try..... think I need cloning too to get everything done!!  ;)  :D
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Re: Hot Cross Bun Cookies (with photo)
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2013, 12:36:02 am »
They are yum astarra :D If I invent a cloning machine or hear of anyone who does, I'll let you know ;D
I'm sure the girls would love to roll out the marzipan with you though ;)

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Re: Hot Cross Bun Cookies (with photo)
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2013, 06:23:52 am »
Let me know if you have it Amy. I'm sure I can help you have it.
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Re: Hot Cross Bun Cookies (with photo)
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2013, 11:38:13 am »
I just checked Cookie. I don't have it :(