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Hot cross buns

Posted by Bake Club on Thursday, March 24, 2016, In : bread 

No one makes hot cross buns as well as Mama Chan! Sweet, soft and fluffy - a perfect Easter treat.

4 tsp dried yeast (14g)
1/4 c caster sugar
1 c warm milk
4 c flour (Mama Chan uses plain, I use spelt)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
60g butter, softened
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 c warm water
3/4 c dried currants
1/4 c mixed peel
beaten egg for glazing

flour paste for crosses:
1/2 c flour
1 Tbs caster sugar
1/4 c water

glaze after baking:
1/4 c lemon juice
2 Tbs sugar
boil for few min
or 1 Tbs apricot jam

Combin...


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Bran biscuits

Posted by Bake Club on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, In : cookies 

An old favourite when I was a kid so I thought our daughter would like them too. This is a tried and true recipe too, from Tui Flower in The Great New Zealand Cookbook (PQ Blackwell, 2014). I added some currants to my version.
Makes around 16
100g butter
1/3 c brown sugar
1/4 c rice milk
1 1/4 c flour (I used spelt)
3 tsp baking powder
1 c bran flakes
1/2 c currants
Preheat oven to 180C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
In a bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Sift in flour, baking...

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Frances Chan is a freelance editor/proofreader who has written a couple of children's books and writes for Weekend Notes. She also loves to bake. She shares some of her adventures, culinary or otherwise, on Instagram.


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