Hot Cross Buns with Essential oils

I love cooking and baking. Food in general is my big passion and ever since I started to use Essential oils, I also looked for ways to incorporate them in my food.

I have done lots of research to learn the Why and When and How, because cooking with Essential oils is a bit of science. You can’t just dump few drops here and there and hope for the best. You would ruin your dish.


First of all, I only cook with Young Living Essential oils. They have the best standards and as the only Essential oil company offer Seed to Seal Guarantee, which is very important. You cannot use oils that you have no idea where they came from or if they are diluted or tinted with God knows what. That’s dangerous. So please follow my suit and start using Young Living (pm me if you need to learn where to get your oils). Also remember, these oils are 100%, so highly concentrated, so little goes a long way.

The other day I woke up and felt like some hot buns. Hmmmm. I started to look for recipe for something delicious and came across one using dried spices. Not me! I reached for my Essential oils and voila, delicious buns came to life.

Would you like to bake some too? Here is your recipe


Hot Cross Buns with Essential oils
1 cup of milk

1 package yeast

3/4 c of brown sugar

1 tsp sugar

2 1/4 c of all purpose flour

2 c bread flour

1/2 cup of raisins or other dried fruits/candied fruits ( I used candied lemons with peel)

1 tsp salt

2 drops of Orange, Lemon, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Clove EO

4 tbsp unsalted butter

2 large eggs

1 egg yolk

1/4 tsp of vanilla
For the topping

1 tbsp of milk

1 tsp of powder sugar

1 drop of Lemon EO
Method:

Combine Luke warm milk, 1 tsp of sugar and yeast in a cup and wait till it gets foamy.

Combine both the flours, sugar, candies peels and dried fruits, salt in a bowl. Add butter. Whisk your eggs separately and add the EO into the egg mixture and combine, then add to the flour mixture. Keep mixing with bread hook on low until it combines and sticky dough form. Transfer to floured surface and knead until smooth. Form a ball and place it into a bowl that has been coated with oil. Let us rest for about an hour in a warm place.

After the dough has doubled, line a baking pan with parchment paper. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead some more, about 3 min. Divide into 12 pieces and form each piece into a ball. Set with spaces in between as they will double. Cover and let rise about 60-80 min.

Preheat your oven to 200 C. (400 F)

Before baking, combine the yolk with spin of water and and brush this mixture on top of each bun. Bake until golden, approx 20 min.

Transfer to wire rack to cool down. Combine confectionary sugar with spoon of milk and drop of Lemon EO and sprinkle over the buns and make a cross.
I hope you enjoy it. We are small family so I baked from half portions and had 6 big buns. I had one bun left the next day so I made French toast from it for Little D for breakfast. It was great!

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