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
604
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. 

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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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
27g
42%
Sugar
23g
N/A
Saturated Fat
10g
48%
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Protein
15g
30%
Carbs
79g
26%
Vitamin A
107µg
12%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
1.9%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
8.2%
Vitamin C
0.8mg
1.4%
Vitamin D
0.9µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
0.5mg
2.6%
Vitamin K
1µg
2%
Calcium
129mg
13%
Fiber
5g
20%
Folate (food)
79µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
243µg
61%
Folic acid
96µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
23%
Magnesium
86mg
21%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
6mg
29%
Phosphorus
279mg
40%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
368mg
11%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
33.7%
Sodium
49mg
2%
Sugars, added
19g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.8mg
50.8%
Trans
0.4g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
13%