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hot cross bun dilemma

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clareb02 Mon 21-Mar-16 20:34:06

does anyone have experience of leaving uncooked hot cross bun dough in the fridge, or freezing the dough?
I want to make some to eat for brekkie at easter , freshly cooked, would appreciate any advice- thanks!

Notreallyawaitress Thu 24-Mar-16 23:30:04

I've done this tonight. Make dough and let prove once, then shape into buns and let rise slowly overnight in the fridge. Take out about an hour before you want to bake, put crosses on and then bake. I do this with Chelsea / cinnamon buns all the time.

BertrandRussell Thu 24-Mar-16 23:33:59

Yep. Rise them in the fridge overnight.

Oh, and the crosses are much nicer made of icing than pastry.grin

And don't forget the glaze.

ouryve Thu 24-Mar-16 23:34:24

They actually have a much better flavour and texture if you do that.

northender Thu 24-Mar-16 23:42:43

My mum freezes them ready to bake in the morning. I was going to leave them to rise overnight but left it all too late so I've had to leave the dough proving overnight & will have to get up early to create the buns!

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