Bake your own hot cross buns..

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Bake your own hot cross buns this Easter.

#behindeverybake #hotcrossbuns #easter

What you need:

For Buns

  • 625g/1lb 4oz Odlums Strong White Flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoon Goodall’s Mixed Spice
  • 50g/2oz Butter, cubed, plus extra for greasing
  • 75g/3oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • Rind of 1 Lemon, grated
  • 1 x 7g sachet Fast Action Yeast
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 275ml/10fl oz Milk (tepid/lukewarm temperature)
  • 125g/4oz Shamrock Fruit Mix

For Topping

  • 2 tablespoons Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Golden Syrup, gently heated

How to:

  1. Sieve flour, salt and mixed spice into a large mixing bowl, then rub in butter using fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Make a well in the centre then add sugar, lemon and yeast.
  2. Mix in egg and milk to a form a soft pliable dough. Then turn out onto lightly floured surface and carefully work the fruit into the dough until well combined. Knead lightly for 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
  3. Grease a large, warm mixing bowl with butter. Shape the dough into a ball and place into the bowl,  cover with a clean tea towel and set aside to prove in a warm place for at least 1 hour.
  4. Once proved, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knock back to remove air. Shape into a ball again and return to the bowl, set aside for a further 30 minutes to rise.
  5. After 30 minutes, divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll each into a ball, then flatten slightly into a bun shape and place onto a greased baking tray. Cover again with tea towel and set aside to rest for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Wrap the tray with the buns on it loosely in greaseproof paper, then place inside a large polythene bag. Tie the end of the bag tightly so that no air can get in and set aside in a warm place for a further 40 minutes to rise.
  7. Preheat oven to 240°C/475°F/Gas 8.
  8. For the topping, mix the plain flour to a smooth paste with 2 tablespoons of cold water.
  9. When the buns have risen, spoon the flour mixture into a piping bag and pipe a cross on each bun.
  10. Transfer buns to the oven and bake for 8-12 minutes until pale golden brown. As soon as you remove the buns from the oven, brush them with the heated golden syrup, then set aside to cool on a wire rack.

https://www.odlums.ie/recipes/hot-cross-buns/

Bake your own hot cross buns this Easter.

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Bake your own hot cross buns this Easter.

#behindeverybake #hotcrossbuns #easter

What you need:

For Buns

  • 625g/1lb 4oz Odlums Strong White Flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoon Goodall’s Mixed Spice
  • 50g/2oz Butter, cubed, plus extra for greasing
  • 75g/3oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • Rind of 1 Lemon, grated
  • 1 x 7g sachet Fast Action Yeast
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 275ml/10fl oz Milk (tepid/lukewarm temperature)
  • 125g/4oz Shamrock Fruit Mix

For Topping

  • 2 tablespoons Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Golden Syrup, gently heated

How to:

  1. Sieve flour, salt and mixed spice into a large mixing bowl, then rub in butter using fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Make a well in the centre then add sugar, lemon and yeast.
  2. Mix in egg and milk to a form a soft pliable dough. Then turn out onto lightly floured surface and carefully work the fruit into the dough until well combined. Knead lightly for 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
  3. Grease a large, warm mixing bowl with butter. Shape the dough into a ball and place into the bowl,  cover with a clean tea towel and set aside to prove in a warm place for at least 1 hour.
  4. Once proved, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knock back to remove air. Shape into a ball again and return to the bowl, set aside for a further 30 minutes to rise.
  5. After 30 minutes, divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll each into a ball, then flatten slightly into a bun shape and place onto a greased baking tray. Cover again with tea towel and set aside to rest for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Wrap the tray with the buns on it loosely in greaseproof paper, then place inside a large polythene bag. Tie the end of the bag tightly so that no air can get in and set aside in a warm place for a further 40 minutes to rise.
  7. Preheat oven to 240°C/475°F/Gas 8.
  8. For the topping, mix the plain flour to a smooth paste with 2 tablespoons of cold water.
  9. When the buns have risen, spoon the flour mixture into a piping bag and pipe a cross on each bun.
  10. Transfer buns to the oven and bake for 8-12 minutes until pale golden brown. As soon as you remove the buns from the oven, brush them with the heated golden syrup, then set aside to cool on a wire rack.

https://www.odlums.ie/recipes/hot-cross-buns/

Odlums wholemeal rye bread recipe

Try our wholemeal rye bread topped with avocado and tomatoes for a healthy lunch option or tasty weekend brunch

What you need:

  • 500g/1lb 2oz Odlums Wholemeal Rye Flour
  • 500ml/ 17fl oz Warm Water
  • 1 tbsp Black Treacle
  • 1 x 7g sachet Instant Dried Yeast
  • ½ tsp Salt

 

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Grease and base line a 900g/2lb loaf tin with baking parchment.
  2. In a jug, add treacle to the warm water and stir.
  3. Place rye flour in a bowl, make a well in the centre, add the yeast and pour on half of the liquid, gently add the flour from the edges of the well and rest for 15 mins.
  4. Add the remaining liquid and salt, mix well with a spoon to combine the ingredients. The mix will be quite thick, add more water if necessary to achieve a soft sticky dough.
  5. Transfer to the prepared tin, smooth the top with the back of a spoon dipped in water. Leave it, covered with a damp tea towel or cling film for approximately 1 hour, or until the dough has risen to the top of the tin.
  6. Bake for about 35-45 minutes until golden brown and the bread sounds hollow, when tapped underneath.
  7. Turn out onto a wire tray to cool. Enjoy!

Rye Bread