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Hot Cross Buns Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Dawn Mabius

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cake yeast
1/4 c warm water
1 c scalded milk
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 c sugar + some to glaze buns
1/2 c shortening
4 1/2 c sifted flour (about)
3 egg yolks
Egg whites
1 c raisin if desired

Directions:
Directions:
Soften yeast in water. Add scalded milk to sugar, salt, and shortening. When lukewarm add yeast and 1 1/2 c flour. Beat well and let rise until very light. Add egg yolks and remaining flour. A cup of raisins may be added to the dough if desired. Knead lightly and let rise until doubled in bulk. Roll out dough to 1 in thickness and cut into rounds. Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets and let rise. Glaze the surface of each bun with a little egg white diluted with water. With a sharp knife cut a cross on top of each bun. Bake in hot oven (400) about 20 minutes. Just before removing from the oven brush with sugar and water. Fill the cross with a plain frosting.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 1/2 dz
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hr plus time to rise
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
From cookbook owned by Minerva Kathleen Merritt Hooper (1917 - 2001)
Married Earl Leroy Hooper (1912 - 2002) Married September 12, 1935.

"The American Woman's Cookbook" Edited & Revised by Ruth Berolzheimer, Published for Culinary Arts Institute by Consolidated Book Publishers, Inc, Chicago, 1941

Inscription: To Kathleen From Earl May 29, 1943 Harrisville NY

 

 

 

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