Warm Milk 2 cup Active Yeast 1 packet Salt 1 tablespoon Honey ½ cup Bread Flour 3 cup Ground Cinnamon 2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg 1 ½ teaspoon Ground Clove ½ teaspoon Unsalted Butter 4 tablespoon Dried Currants ½ cup Dried Apricots ½ cup Dried Cherries ½ cup
1. In a mixer, dissolve the yeast in the slightly warm milk. 2. Stir in the salt and honey. 3. Combine the flour and the spices and add to the milk and yeast. 4. Knead on medium speed for 8-10 minutes or knead by hand for 10-12 minutes. 5. Place the dough, covered, in a warm spot until it doubles in size, about 1 hour. 6. Knead in the dried fruit. 7. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes. 8. Divide the dough into 36 equal pieces. 9. Roll each piece into a ball and place on a pan 1 ½ inches apart. 10. Cut a cross on the top of each bun. 11. Let the buns rise until they almost double in size. 12. Brush with an egg that has been beaten with a splash of water. 13. Bake @ 400°F for approximately 20 minutes or until done. 14. Cool slightly and drizzle a simple icing on the buns in the cross that was cut.
Powdered Sugar 2 cup Light Corn Syrup 3 tablespoon Hot Water ¾ cup
1. Mix the sugar and the corn syrup together. 2. Add the water until a smooth slightly thin icing is achieved. 3. Cover the surface with plastic wrap to prevent a skin and store at room temperature.