In a large bowl, mix together the flour, yeast, butter, sugar,
salt and spices. Use your fingertips to rub the ingredients
together until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
In a separate jug, whisk the egg, warmed milk and lukewarm
Attach the dough hooks onto the Dualit Hand
Mixer. Slowly pour the wet mix into the flour mix, mixing
Halfway through the wet mix, stop and add the marmalade to the
bowl. Then, continue to slowly pour in the wet ingredients until
all the flour has been combined into a ball of dough.
Continue to knead for a few minutes. The dough will become
smooth when ready.
Leave the dough in the bowl, cover with cling film and leave to
rise in a warm place for at least 45 minutes.
After 45 minutes, remove the dough from the bowl and knock the
air out, before placing on a lightly floured surface. Gently knead
for a few minutes, forming into a long roll and then cutting it
into 6 even pieces.
Grease a baking sheet, place the 6 buns onto the parchment,
cover with cling film and leave to rise in a warm place for a
further 60 minutes or until doubled in size.
In the chopping blender of the Dualit Hand
Blender, pulse together the second lot of flour, butter and
sugar until the mix resembles breadcrumbs.
Continue to pulse slowly as you add cold water until a thick
paste is formed.
Put the pastry paste mix into a piping bag, then pipe onto the
buns just before baking.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove the buns from the oven, place on a cooling rack and
brush with loosened honey to glaze.
Allow to cool and then enjoy!
Extra marmalade can be added to the dough if preferred, along
with a handful of raisins, sultanas or dates.
If you don't have a piping bag, the pastry cross can be made by
adding half the water to the pastry mix to form a dough, then roll
out into a thin rectangle. Cut into thin strips and then simply lay
across the top of your buns.
Dualit products used
We've used our Hand Mixer and 700W Hand Blender to make these
Marmalade Hot Cross Buns!