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Sourdough Hot Cross Buns

1/2 tablespoon active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (105-115 degrees)
1 1/2- 2 cups flour
1/4 cup warm milk (105-115 degrees)
1 cup sourdough starter (see link)
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup chopped red and green candied cherries
1/4 cup golden raisins
Confectioners' Icing

1. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Combine 1 cup flour, milk, sourdough starter, sugar, salt, butter, vanilla, and yeast mixture in mixing bowl.

2. Add cherries, raisins, and enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth about 10 minutes.

3. Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double about 1 hour.

3. Punch down dough. Divide into 12 equal pieces. Shape into balls. Place on greased baking sheet.

5. Cover; let rise in warm place until double about 30 minutes. Bake in a preheated oven (400) for 15-20 minutes or until done.

6. Cool on wire rack. Make crosses on top of buns with Confectioners' Icing.

Recipe Source: Festive Bread Book


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