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Death Gone a-Rye is set in spring. For me, Hot Cross Buns are the quintessential spring bread. They’re festive, fun, and have a glaze. And you can never go wrong with a glaze! Olaya’s are especially tasty.
Olaya’s Hot Cross Buns
Yield: Makes 16 buns
For the Preferment
½ cup milk
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon instant yeast
½ cup whole wheat flour
1 stick unsalted butter
1 cup low-fat milk
⅓cup brown sugar
2 eggs, room temperature and lightly beaten
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
3½ cups all-purpose flour
¼–½ cup raisins (optional)
For the Egg Wash
2 teaspoons milk
For the Glaze*
1½ cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons milk
Creating the Preferment
Microwave milk until just warm. Add sugar, yeast, and flour. Stir and let sit at least 15 minutes until bubbly.
1. In mixing bowl, cream butter using the paddle attachment. Alternatively, whisk by hand.
2. Add milk, brown sugar, eggs, cinnamon, and nutmeg and mix until smooth.
3. Add the preferment and stir until smooth.
4. Add flour and mix until dough sticks together.
5. Turn dough out onto work surface and knead, turning and adding only enough flour to form a smooth ball. Dough should not be sticky.
6. Add raisins to dough and knead until raisins are evenly dispersed. (Skip this step if you are not putting raisins in.)
7. Form dough into a ball and let rise for 1 hour in covered greased bowl. Dough should be almost doubled.
Forming the Buns
1. Grease two 8-inch square or round baking pans. Divide dough into two sections. Punch one of the dough balls down, and turn out onto floured surface. Roll into a 12-inch log. Divide log into 8 equal portions. Shape into balls and place in prepared pan, evenly spaced apart. Repeat with second dough ball.
2. Cover each pan with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to rise overnight!
3. The next morning, preheat the oven to 350ºF. With a sharp knife, make a cross on the top of each bun.
4. Create egg wash by mixing egg and the 2 teaspoons of milk, and brush buns. Bake for 25–30 minutes.
5. While buns are baking, make the glaze by whisking together powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons milk.
6. Let buns cool for 5–10 minutes before drizzling glaze over top. Serve immediately.
*Instead of glazing the buns, if you prefer, you can serve them with butter.
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