Monday, September 30, 2013

Hot Cross Bun(Healthy version)

Hot cross bun, hot cross bun. One a penny, two a penny, hot cross bun.

This is one of Phin Zhe's favourite nursery rhyme. When I made him the dinner rolls, he told me,"not hot cross bun." Then he requested me to make hot cross bun. I modified the original recipe so that it is more simple and healthy. My recipe does not use the normal custard batter for cross decoration.

280g flour
2.5tbsp sugar
0.5tsp salt
0.5tsp yeast
130ml water
1 medium egg
30g unsalted butter
0.5tsp cinnamon powder

1. Knead all ingredients except cinnamon and raisins into dough.
2. Add in cinnamon powder and raisins.
3. Let the dough sit for 20minutes.(I used bread maker for above steps, bread dough mode).
4. Divide the dough into 9 equal portions, roll into ball shapes and place on parcement paper, slightly apart from each others.
5. Let the balls sit for 10minutes.
6. Brush a layer of egg(not in ingredient listed above) on top.
7. Mix some flour with water until thick batter is formed. Use this batter to draw the cross.(You can use a piping bag, but I just used a chopstick).
8. Bake 15minutes in preheated oven at 180c to 200c.


Anonymous said...

Hi Soo Sean,

Could I know which model of bread maker that you are using? I am new in baking and I thought of getting one soon since my LO loves bread. Did you get the bread maker in Penang?

P/S: Love your blog, very inspiring :)


soo sean said...

Hi Colourpen,

Thanks for dropping by. I am using Panasonic BMS105t, which has a Japan model, Hong Kong model, Taiwan model and UK model. But unfortunately it is the product of Panasonic international, Panasonic Malaysia does not have bread maker. I bought it from oversea. Well worth the effort.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Soo Sean. Too bad yours is not bought locally, else I will buy the same model as you so that I can follow the recipe exactly, hehe. Still don't know which model to buy, afraid it will turn to be a bad investment as I am not good in baking yet...

Cheers, Colourpen

soo sean said...

Hi Colourpen, yes, it is a pity that they don't have it in Malaysia, else I am sure it will have very good sale. I read that Kenwood BM450 is quite okay, you can check out the review.