• (Recipe) Olive Oil Hot Cross Buns


  • 1 tablespoon dry active yeast
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups warm milk (warmed to about 150-
  • 155°F)
  • 4 1/4 cups bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 cup raisins or dried currants
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 5 tablespoons  MyOlive Arbequina, Ogliarola EVOO
  • 1 egg
  • -Crosses:
  • 1/2 cup bread flour
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • -Glaze:
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons apricot jam
  • 1 teaspoon MyOlive Apricot Balsamic
  • 2 teaspoons water


Combine yeast, sugar, and warm milk in a medium bowl, set aside to allow the yeast to bloom, about 5-10 minutes.

In a bowl of an electric stand mixer, fitted with the dough hook attachment, combine flour, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, ginger, raisins, and orange

zest, gently stir with the dough hook to incorporate. With the mixer set on low, add the olive oil and egg. Once those ingredients have been

combined, slowly pour in the milk mixture. Once all the milk has been incorporated into the dough, increase the mixer speed to medium-low,

working the mixture into a slightly sticky dough (pulling away from the sides of the bowl). If the dough does not pull away from the sides of the

bowl (very sticky) add a tablespoon of flour, at a time, until the consistency is reached. Transfer the dough to another bowl, cover with plastic

wrap, and set aside in a warm spot to rise (doubling in size) for about 1 hour. Once risen, remove the dough from the bowl and onto a lightly

floured work surface. Knead for 1-2 minutes and then evenly cut the dough into 12 equal portions, roll into balls. Line a 13x9 inch baking pan or

casserole dish with parchment paper and lightly spritz with nonstick spray. Place dough balls, slightly spaced, in the casserole dish. Lightly spray

the rolls with nonstick spray and cover with plastic wrap. Return the pan to that warm place and let rise for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven

to 350°F. In a small bowl whisk together the flour and water, creating a thick paste. Place this paste in a piping bag and set aside.

Once the rolls have risen slightly, remove plastic wrap and pipe an ‘x’ on each roll using the flour paste.

Place buns in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and puffy. Remove from the oven and set aside. Place apricot jam,

balsamic, and water in a small bowl, microwave for 20-30 seconds, or until runny. Brush the glaze over the buns. Serve buns warm.

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