Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Recipe: Hot Cross Buns II

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4-6 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups scalded milk, cooled
  • 1 cake yeast or 1 package dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 cup currants or raisins
  • Details

  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Origin: England

Feasts

Probably the most popular of all Lenten traditions is the Hot Cross Buns. In England these buns were baked for Good Friday, but became so popular that they are now served all Lent. This recipe is made with whole wheat flour, which makes these rolls more substantial.

These hot cross buns would be a great treat to serve on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, since the cross on the top of the bun reminds us of the feast.

DIRECTIONS

Scald and cool milk. Add shortening, sugar and eggs. When lukewarm, add yeast that has been dissolved in one-half cup lukewarm water. Stir in four cups flour, and beat hard. Add enough flour to make a soft dough. Stir in raisins. Keep in refrigerator until ready to use. Shape into buns and cut with cross; let rise 60 minutes. Bake in hot oven (425°) for 15 minutes. Brush with melted butter and mark with icing cross.

Recipe Source: Cooking for Christ by Florence Berger, National Catholic Rural Life Conference, 4625 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310, 1949, 1999
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Making Moral Progress? July 3
Vatican statement clarifies duties of Catholic faithful after Obergefell decision July 2
Political battles vs. sacrificial service: The Brooks paradox revisited July 2
A Baptist leader with a message the Synod of Bishops should hear June 30
'Helpful' advice for social conservatives: ignore causes, deal with effects June 30

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope approves process for holding bishops accountable in abuse cases CWN - June 10
Pope Francis’ 2nd encyclical released (includes link to full text) CWN - June 18
US Supreme Court rules all states must recognize same-sex marriage CWN - June 26
Archbishop Nienstedt, auxiliary bishop resign CWN - June 15