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Hot Cross Buns

3 1/2 - 4 cups flour
3/4 cup lukewarm milk
1/2 cup lukewarm water
1 pkg active dry yeast
1 Tbl sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter

1/4 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 eggs
2/3 cup currants
1/4 cup dices citron
1 egg yolk + 1 Tbl water

1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp grated lemon peel
1 1/2 Tbl milk

In a mixing bowl combine 1 cp flour, milk, water, yeast and 1 Tbl
sugar. Beat well. Set in a warm place until frothy. Melt butter,
cool. To the yeast sponge, add remaining sugar, salt, melted
butter, and spices; beat in eggs, one at a time. Add 1 cp flour
and beat 5 minutes with electric mixer. Gradually add remaining
flour, currants, and citron. Turn out onto floured board and knead
until smooth and elastic (8-10 minutes).

Place ingreased bowl, turning to grease top of dough. Cover with
kitchen towel and set in warm place until doubled in bulk. Punch
down. Turn out onto lightly floured board and jnead lightly for
2 minutes. Divide dough into 24 equal parts and shape into buns.
Place well apart on greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise until
almost doubled in size (about 30 minutes). Make a cross (X), on
each bun with a razor blade or a sharp knife. Brush with egg glaze.
Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until golden in color.
Cool omn wire rack. Drizzle lemon glaze over buns in the cross
design.

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