Hot Cross Buns

Recipe for Hot Cross Buns
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Ingredients

1 cup milk, scalded
1/2 cup sugar
8 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 yeast cake dissolved in 1/4 cup lukewarm water
1 egg, well beaten
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup dried currants (or, raisins)
1/4 cup shredded citron
pinch of ground cloves
1 egg, well beaten
confectioners' sugar and milk

Instructions

Combine the milk, sugar, butter, and salt. When lukewarm, add the yeast cake dissolved in water. Add the egg and mix well. Sift together the flour, cinnamon, and cloves, add the currants and citron, and mix thoroughly. Add to the wet ingredients and mix well. Cover and let rise in a warm place (75-85 degrees F) until doubled in bulk. Shape into round buns and place close together in a well buttered pan. Let rise again. Brush the top of each bun with beaten egg. Make a cross on each bun with a sharp knife. Bake in a hot oven (400 degrees F) for 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven and make crosses with a mixture of the confectioners’ sugar and milk.

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Is it a one ounce of two

Is it a one ounce of two ounce cake of yeast?

It seems at least one step

It seems at least one step has been left out. Should I combine the wet and dry ingredients before allowing to rise?

...also How many buns does

...also How many buns does this recipe make and how much milk and sugar are needed to make the crosses?

What do you get when you pour

What do you get when you pour boiling water down a rabbit hole?

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