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Guyanese and Trinidadian Recipes

Hot Cross Buns

Ingredients

1 lb flour
1 oz instant yeast
½ tsp salt
3 tsp sugar
2 oz lard or margarine
½ - ¾ pt lukewarm milk
1 tsp mixed spice
1 oz candied peel
2 oz currants

Preparation

  • Sift the flour then mix together with spice, salt and sugar;
  • Rub the lard or margarine into the mixture;
  • Add the candied peel and currants;
  • Add yeast and enough milk and mix to a soft dough, just firm enough to be shaped after it is risen;
  • Knead the dough well until it is smooth and elastic;
  • Put to rise until it is twice its size – this will take about 45 minutes;
  • Knead and shape into buns. Flatten slightly and make a deep cross on top with a knife;
  • Allow to rise again for 15 minutes;
  • Bake in a hot oven for about 20 minutes,lowering the heat slightly after 5 minutes;
  • Rub over with butter to glaze.
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