I like to use fresh orange zest in my hot cross bun recipe. It gives a wonderful flavour to them without being overpowering.
To make the dough, add in all the ingredients, except the currants and mix for 5 seconds. Then use the Dough function for 2 minutes.
Now you need to allow the dough to prove until it has doubled in size.
Once it has risen, turn it out onto a well floured surface, knock the air out of it and knead it by hand for a few seconds until it is smooth.
Next, divide the dough into 15 even portions and shape each portion into a ball. Place the balls on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
Once the buns haven risen and while the oven is heating up, you can pipe the crosses on top of the buns.
Use a pastry brush to glaze the buns and then transfer them to a cooling rack. then serve!
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