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#502833 - 03/31/15 05:36 AM Belizean Heavy Bun/Hot Cross Buns  
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Just in time for Good Friday, I show you how to make Belizean Heavy Buns. Stay to the end and you'll see them made into Hot Cross Buns.


#502938 - 04/03/15 04:45 AM Re: Belizean Heavy Bun/Hot Cross Buns [Re: Marty]  
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HOW "CROSS BUN'S" ARE MADE...

Another staple for the Easter holidays is the hot cross bun and here in Orange Walk, the tradition has been upheld by a few great bakers. Here the bun is a spiced sweet bun made with raisins and marked with a cross on the top, traditionally eaten on Good Friday. We visited the home of one woman who enjoys making these tasty buns for a quick lesson on how they are made.


#512062 - 03/01/16 05:27 AM Re: Belizean Heavy Bun/Hot Cross Buns [Re: Marty]  
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Belizean Hot Cross Bun

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Ingredients

1/2 c. Warm Water
2 eggs (beaten)
4 1/2-5 1/2 c. unsifted all-purpose flour
1 tsp sugar
2 pkg. or 2 TB active dry yeast
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
˝ tsp vanilla
1 c seedless raisins
1 c milk
1 egg yolk
1/4 c Blue Bonnet margarine
2 TB cold water
1 c sugar, light brown
1/2 tsp salt

Method

1. Measure 1/2 cup warm water into a large bowl. Stir in 1 tsp sugar and
active dry yeast. Let stand 10 minutes, then stir well.

2. Meantime, combine milk and margarine in a saucepan. Heat over low heat until liquid is warm and margarine melts.

3. Stir in 1 cup sugar and salt.

4. Add liquid to dissolved yeast.

5. Add ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, vanilla, 2 eggs and 1 1/2 cups flour. Beat until smooth.

6. Stir in an additional 3 1/2 cups (about) flour to make a soft dough.

7. Turn out onto lightly floured board: knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes.

8. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm place, free from draft, until doubled in bulk. about 1 hour.

9. Punch dough down; turn out onto lightly floured board; knead in raisins.

10. Divide dough into 18 equal pieces. Form each piece into a ball; place balls in 2 well-greased 8-inch round cake pans.

11. Combine egg yolk and 2 TB cold water, brush buns with mixture.

12. Cover; let rise warm place, free from draft, until doubled in bulk. about 1 hour.

13. Carefully cut a cross on the top of each bun with a sharp knife.

14. Bake in moderate oven (375 F ) about 20 to 25 minutes, or until done. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks.

#522976 - 04/13/17 06:38 AM Re: Belizean Heavy Bun/Hot Cross Buns [Re: Marty]  
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How to Make Belizean Hot Cross Buns | Good Friday Specialty


#529626 - 03/30/18 05:30 AM Re: Belizean Heavy Bun/Hot Cross Buns [Re: Marty]  
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Its Hot Cross Bun time, the expert from Orange Walk town explains how to make it

While for many, Easter is about Easter baskets, swimming and traveling with the family; a popular Easter tradition which has been passed down from generation to generation includes eating hot cross bun which is basically the main menu for Good Friday in households across the country. The art and skill of making these cross buns however, is not one which many of us can say we have the privilege to have. In one kitchen here in Orange Walk Town however, hot cross bun is the specialty. So, for those who are eager to learn how to make the Good Friday bun we invite you to join us as we revisit Miss Betty Lopez and her hot cross bun.

While Miss Betty is bed ridden presently and was unable to bake her special Hot Cross Bun her daughter kept the tradition this year.

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Hot-cross buns!
Hot-cross buns!
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot-cross buns!
If you have no daughters,
Give them to your sons;
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot-cross buns!(8)

It's cross bun time!
What do you like about this Easter tradition? Comment below and tell us if you prefer hard or soft buns; what do you eat your cross buns with; and where u get your buns - do you make or buy?!?

At 6:30 p.m...we'll have a feature on how to make cross buns!

(Pic: CROSSBUNS FROM CARMEN'S TAKEOUT)


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