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Julia's Hot Cross Buns

I adapted this for a bread machine from an old recipe. We always have these on Easter morning.


  • 3/8 cup milk
  • 3/8 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. 1Place milk, 3/8 cup water, egg, salt, white sugar, butter or margarine, cinnamon, nutmeg, peel, bread flour, yeast, and raisins in the pan of the bread machine. Select the Dough setting, and Start.
  2. 2Form into 15 rolls. Place into a greased 13 x 9 inch pan. Let rise for one hour.
  3. 3Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool.
  4. 4Make icing with confectioners' sugar and 1 tablespoon water. Drizzle over buns in the shape of cross.
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