Sharing my warm and fluffy Breadmaker Hot Cross buns with you, right from the oven! I started this recipe in my bread maker and cut all of the hard work. Traditionally, these are eaten today, but you most certainly can make this Easter morning for your family. They are so delicious and my house smells amazing right now! Easter is one of my favorite holidays and I love having these buns every year, as a symbolism of Jesus’ crucifixion and his burial. It is a great way to teach your children about why we celebrate Easter as well! I hope everyone has an amazing Easter Holiday with your loved ones! Cheers and Enjoy!
Breadmaker Hot Cross Buns
Preparing the Brioche Bread
Place the milk, eggs, butter, sugar, raisins, buttermilk, salt, flour, and yeast in the bread maker and choose the dough program. Once the cycle has completed, let the dough rise in the breadmaker for a hour.
When an hour has passed, sprinkle a little flour on a pastry board or cutting board and begin making 105 gram balls with the dough. This recipe makes approximately 6 dough balls. Roll each dough ball very well so that they are very smooth. Place all dough balls on a baking sheet atop of a lightly greased parchment paper. Beat the egg for the egg wash in a small bowl and gently brush the tops of each dough ball. Bake at 375 degrees for 18 minutes. Once they are done, set them aside.
In a small bowl mix your powdered sugar and vanilla extract and scoop it into a piping bag. Make your cross on each bun. Serve warm and ENJOY!!