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Cherry-Berry Hot Cross Buns

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 16
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Classic risen sweet rolls take a flavor twist with a cherry-berry addition. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Buns

1
package regular active or fast-acting dry yeast
3/4
cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)
2
tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
2
eggs
4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour or Better for Bread™ flour
1/3
cup dried cranberries
1/3
cup dried blueberries
1/3
cup dried cherries
1
egg
2
tablespoons cold water

Powdered Sugar Icing

1
cup powdered sugar
1
tablespoon milk or water
1/2
teaspoon vanilla

Steps

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  • 1
    In large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in granulated sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, 2 eggs and 2 cups of the flour. Beat with spoon until smooth. Stir in cranberries, blueberries, cherries and enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.
  • 2
    Place dough on lightly floured surface; gently roll in flour to coat. Knead about 5 minutes or until smooth and springy. Grease large bowl with shortening. Place dough in bowl, turning dough to grease all sides. Cover; let rise in warm place about 1 1/2 hours or until double in size. (Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.)
  • 3
    Grease cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray. Gently push fist into dough to deflate. Divide dough in half. Divide each half into 8 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a smooth ball. Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Snip a cross shape in top of each ball with scissors. Cover; let rise in warm place about 40 minutes or until double in size.
  • 4
    Heat oven to 375°F. In small bowl, slightly beat 1 egg and cold water; brush over tops of buns. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix all icing ingredients until smooth and spreadable. Remove buns from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool 5 minutes. Frost cross on top of each bun with icing. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

Use 1 cup golden or regular raisins for the dried berries.

Hot cross buns were traditionally served on Good Friday because of the cross on top.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bun
Calories
250
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
280mg
12%
Potassium
75mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
15g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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