Hot Cross Buns

Makes 18 Servings

Ingredients

Hot Cross Buns

1/4 cup sugar
1 egg white
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
1/3 cup currants
1 egg
1 cup skim milk
1/2 cup margarine
4-5 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 package active dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Sweet ‘N Low zero calorie sweetener

Icing

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
3/4 teaspoon skim milk

Directions

In large bowl, mix sugar, Sweet ‘N Low, salt, cinnamon, yeast and 1 cup flour. In

In small saucepan over low heat, heat margarine and 1 cup skim milk until warm (120-130F). With mixer at low speed, gradually beat milk mixture into yeast mixture. Increase speed to medium; beat 2 minutes. Beat in egg and 1 cup flour; continue beating 2 minutes. With wooden spoon, stir in enough additional flour to make soft dough (about 2 cups). Add currants and orange peel. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes, kneading in additional flour if necessary. Shape into ball. Spray large bowl with non-stick cooking spray. Place dough in bowl, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in warm place until dough is doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.

Spray two 8- or 9-inch square baking pans with non-stick cooking spray. Punch down dough. Divide dough into 18 pieces. Shape each piece into a ball. Arrange balls in pans. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly beat egg white; use to brush buns. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. Remove buns from pan; cool on wire racks 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare icing: In small bowl, stir confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and 3/4 teaspoon skim milk until smooth. Drizzle icing over buns, forming a cross.

Nutritional Information

Calories 190
Total Fat 6g
Cholesterol 12mg
Sodium 147mg
Carbohydrates 30g
Protein 4g

Recipe courtesy of SweetNLow.com.
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