Weber’s Hot Cross Buns

  • Prep Time
    2.5 hours
  • Cook Time
    25 mins
  • Difficulty
    Medium
  • Servings
    12
  • Ideal
    for
    • charcoal
    • gas
    • Q

Ingredients

Recipe uses the Large Q™ Ware Frying Pan

  • 50g caster sugar
  • 7g dried yeast
  • 125ml milk, warmed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 450g plain Flour
  • 2 teaspoons mixed spice
  • 50g cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup dried mixed fruit

 

Flour Paste

  • 50g plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar

 

Glaze

  • 2 teaspoons caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon powdered gelatin

Method

Step 1
In a small bowl or jug, combine the sugar, yeast, warm milk and 80ml of warm water. Set aside for approximately 5 minutes or until the mixture is foamy. Wisk the egg into the mixture.

Step 2
In a large bowl, mix together the flour and mixed spice. Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the fruit and stir. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour the yeast mixture in. Stir to create the dough. Turn the mixture out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes or until smooth.

Step 3
Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in a warm draught-free place for an hour or until the dough doubles in size.

Step 4
Grease a Large Q Ware Frying Pan with butter. Remove the dough from the bowl and turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead again until the dough returns to the original size. Divide the dough into 12 portions and roll into balls. Place side by side in the pan. Cover with lightly greased plastic wrap and set aside in a warm, draught-free place for 30 minutes or until the dough has doubled in size.

Step 5
Set the barbecue up for indirect cooking with a convection tray and trivet. Preheat the barbecue on HIGH for 10 minutes. Please refer to your handbook for further information.

Step 6
To make the flour paste, combine 1/4 cup (60ml) cold water, flour and sugar in a bowl. Spoon the mixture into a snap-lock bag and snip off 1 corner. Pipe the crosses onto the buns.

Step 7
Once the barbecue is preheated, turn down to the roast/baking setting. Please refer to your handbook for further information.

Step 8
Bake the hot cross buns for 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through.

Step 9
While the buns are cooking, make the glaze. Combine the sugar, gelatin and 1 tablespoon of boiling water in a bowl, stirring until the sugar and gelatin have dissolved.

Step 10
Once the buns are cooked, turn out onto a wire rack. Using a pastry brush, brush the buns with the glaze.

Step 11
Best enjoyed warm and served with butter.