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Sour Dough Hot Cross Buns
« on: April 14, 2014, 04:03:04 am »

This recipe is best if started the day before.
It makes 16 substantial buns that are loaded with fruit.
The dough is very soft, so well suited to the TMX.  The dried fruit added at the end of the first kneed absorbs some of the moisture in the dough.
The glaze is non sticky .
Ingredients

500 g Bakers/bread flour, (I use Laucke Crusty White)
450g Sour Dough Starter
250 g milk
90g butter
40 g sugar
40g peel,  or grated rind of one orange
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons of ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
100g sultanas
150g dried cranberries
50g currants

method
Prior to starting to make Buns, activate starter.  This could take up to 7 hours in cold weather.


Add egg and sugar to TMX bowl, mix speed 5 / 5 seconds
Heat milk and butter until just warm,  on stove or in Microwave, then add to TMX bowl.
Mix speed 7 for 30 seconds.
Add flour, Sour Dough starter , Peel and spices.  Kneed for 3 minutes
tip into large bowl.
Tip fruit on top of dough and stir and fold in with large spoon.
Spray with water and cover with shower cap or plastic film.
Set aside in a warm place and allow to double, probably overnight is best.
Mine took 15 hours in a temperature of 13 o C.
HEAT OVEN FOR 15 MINUTES AT 100 o C, Turn off.
HEAT LARGE OVEN DISH WITH WATER ON STOVE WHILE FORMING BUNS
Tip contents of bowl on to well floured silmat and kneed by hand for 5 minutes. Add flour as needed until the dough is no longer sticky.
Divide in half and roll into a long sausage , cut into 8 even pieces.
place on a lined baking tray.
repeat with second piece of dough.
Spray with water.
Place tray with buns in warm oven that has hot water in bottom of oven.
 After 30 minutes remove from oven and brush with egg and sugar glaze and then pipe crosses on buns.
Return to oven to double.
Bake in Preheated oven at 220 o FF for 10 minutes,  turn tray, then bake 20 minutes at 200 o FF.  If not brown on top , bake for another 5 minutes at 220 o FF.
When baked and removed from oven,  brush again with egg and sugar mix.
Cool on rack.

Piping mix
80 g flour
100g water
1 teaspoon of salt and oil.
Mix until smooth.
Place in small plastic sandwich bag with SMALL hole in corner.

Non sticky glaze
1 egg
2 teaspoons of milk
1 dessertspoon of caster sugar.

Notes
You can reduce the dried fruit if you wish or even replace with different fruit.
Could be made into 20 smaller buns.
By placing buns closer together they will rise more.
Mix for 30 seconds / speed 5 in TMX



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Re: Sour Dough Hot Cross Buns
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2014, 04:05:16 am »

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Re: Sour Dough Hot Cross Buns
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2014, 04:49:05 am »
Good one Chookie, it was only a matter of time before we had a sour dough hot cross bun recipe  ;D
Judy from North Haven, South Australia

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Re: Sour Dough Hot Cross Buns
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2014, 04:53:41 am »
I keep ordering HXBuns when we eat out.  Nearly always disappointed.  However had a grilled bun.  Not toasted but grilled on a hot plate on the stove.  Very nice with an ordinary bun.  Worth a try.
This recipe looks complicated but not really. 

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Re: Sour Dough Hot Cross Buns
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2014, 05:00:11 am »
I'm feeding my starter up as we speak Chookie.
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Re: Sour Dough Hot Cross Buns
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2014, 05:31:49 am »
Thank you Chookie. I am definitely making these as well as your other recipe. They look delicious.
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Re: Sour Dough Hot Cross Buns
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2014, 07:04:28 am »
These are very filling. Go girls, I think you will enjoy them.  I have had to freeze them so that I am not tempted. 

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Re: Sour Dough Hot Cross Buns
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2014, 01:10:56 pm »
Thanks Chookie, I love your other recipe. Will give this a try too.
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Re: Sour Dough Hot Cross Buns
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2014, 01:56:18 am »
Wow! They look amazing! ... now running over to the Sour Dough thread to get this stuff going.  ;)
Thanks for the inspiration Chookie, yet again.

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Re: Sour Dough Hot Cross Buns
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2014, 04:56:41 am »
Well, I've made them this morning (started last night) and once again I should have gone with my gut feeling that my oven is too hot at 220oC for baking of any description.  I do like to follow a new recipe for the first time though so followed Chookie's recipe to a T. I'll make a note on my copy to start at 200o.

Apart from being too brown and having the most dreadful crosses you could ever wish to see, they taste great  ;D  Totally different taste to me than a normal yeast hot cross bun.  Certainly easy to make, thanks Chookie.  Overall I was very pleased with them and have eaten 2 so far  ;D.
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Re: Sour Dough Hot Cross Buns
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2014, 08:28:22 am »
They look good Judy.My piping skills are much to be desired too :-))
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Re: Sour Dough Hot Cross Buns
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2014, 08:50:47 am »
They look good Judy.My piping skills are much to be desired too :-))
Mine are pretty awful also.  Think I had the X mix too thick this time.  Last time it was too thin. !!!!
Judy , I am surprised that you could eat 2. We had one each for morning tea and then didn't want lunch.
Judy, the oven does make a difference.  I had trouble getting mine to brown. 

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Re: Sour Dough Hot Cross Buns
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2014, 08:53:40 am »


In the oven with thick crosses!!!!

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Re: Sour Dough Hot Cross Buns
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2014, 07:01:32 am »

Bought these today from D Chirico,  famous Melb SD baker. $3 each.  Good Flavour but solid.  Think my recipe is equally as good, ( yes I know I shouldn't say this) but certainly didn't cost $3.

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Re: Sour Dough Hot Cross Buns
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2014, 09:17:55 am »
Yes, mine were better looking inside than that one too Chookie. It's very dry looking isn't it.  I toasted one for breakfast this morning, very nice.
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