Honey Hot Cross Buns

Honey Hot Cross Buns
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Honoring their religious roots, the Irish would bake hot cross buns during Lent and serve them on Good Friday. Lore further states that some would hang hot cross buns from their kitchen ceilings to ward off evil spirits for the year and that they associated the baked goods with healing properties, especially with strengthening relationships.

 

10
Servings
739
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • One 12-ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 Cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon yeast
  • 2 Teaspoons cinnamon, divided
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 5 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Cups mixed chopped nuts
  • 1/3 Cup honey

Directions

 

In a large bowl, mix the evaporated milk, butter, yeast, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Mix in the egg. Slowly add the flour until dough is formed. In a separate bowl, mix together the honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and set aside.

Knead the dough for roughly 5 minutes and place in a greased bowl. Allow the dough to rise for at least1 hour, or until double in size.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Once risen, rid the dough of air pockets by kneading it again, folding the chopped mixed nuts into the dough. Shape into approximately 12 even dough balls. Create a cross shape into each bun using a knife, cover and place in on a greased pan. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown.

Warm the honey and cinnamon mixture in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute.

Drizzle each hot cross bun with the honey glaze and let cool before serving. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
28g
40%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
103g
79%
Protein
22g
48%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
101mg
10%
Choline, total
11mg
3%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
8g
32%
Folate, total
226µg
57%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
114mg
36%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
9mg
64%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
339mg
48%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
41µg
75%
Sodium, Na
161mg
11%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
14g
1%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Honey Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Honey Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.