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Hot Cross Biscuits recipe

A “quick take” on traditionalhot cross buns, these festive biscuits are bursting with goodnessfrom oats, currants and spices.

Recipe: Hot Cross Biscuits

Biscuits:1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup quick or old fashioned oats
2 tablespoons brown sugar, firmly packed
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup currants or raisins
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon butter, melted
Icing:1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 teaspoons whipping cream

  • Heat oven to 450°F (230°C). Lightlygrease baking sheet.
  • Combine flour, 1 cup oats, brown sugar,baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt in a largebowl; mix well. Cut in 5 tablespoons butter with pastry blenderuntil mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Stir in currants and orange peel. Addbuttermilk; stirring with fork just until dry ingredients aremoistened.
  • Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface;knead gently 6 to 8 times. Pat dough into circle 1/2-inch thick.Cut with floured 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter. Place on preparedcookie sheet. Brush tops with melted butter.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light goldenbrown. Remove to wire rack; cool 5 minutes.
  • For Icing: Mix together 1/2 cup powderedsugar and enough cream to make a thick icing; drizzle in a crossshape over each biscuit. Serve warm.

    Makes 1 dozen biscuits.

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    What a funky take on the traditional hot cross buns! I totally agree with you Joy, this is the time of year where the green light gets given for eating your entire body weight in chocolate, hot cross buns, Easter biscuits, simnel cake I could go on! Enjoy!

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