Easter Spice Bun (Yeast)

Easter Spice Bun (Yeast)

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Posted By:nuski on August 29, 2010
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1 Line tins with grease paper and grease well.

2 Preheat oven to 400° F.

3 Sift the flour into a warm bowl.

4 Cream the yeast with a teaspoon of sugar and add the milk 115° F. warm.

5 Add to 1 lb. of flour gradually, stirring to make a smooth batter.

6 Cover with a clean cloth and set to rise in a warm place for IV2 to 2 hours until double in bulk.

7 Rub the margarine into remaining flour.

8 Prepare the fruits and mix with the dry ingredients.

9 When yeast mixture has doubled in bulk (about 2 hours) combine with all the other ingredients and mix until smooth.

10 Shape as required and place in a well greased loaf tin. Rub bits of batter in a little flour to make twists of dough and use to decorate. Allow to rise.

11 Bake at 400° F. for the first 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 325°F and cook until done.

12 Make a glaze by boiling 1 cup brown sugar and 1 cup water until thick and brush the bun with the glaze, immediately it comes out of the oven.

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  • 3 ½ lb. flour
  • 2 packs yeast
  • 1 lb. brown sugar
  • 3 ½ pt. milk or milk and water
  • 12 oz. margarine
  • 1 ½ - 2 lb mixed fruits (cherries, citron, raisins, currants, prunes, mixed peel)
  • ½ pt. new sugar (can substitute ½ lb. more of brown sugar)
  • 8 oz. grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp. mixed spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, mace)
  • 1 tsp. caraway seeds
  • 2 tbsp. vanilla