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Hot Cross Doughnuts


  • 1420g plain flour
  • 60g unsalted butter
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp mixed spices
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 10g dry yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 200ml warn water
  • ½ cup of raisins or chocolate chips
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Extra caster sugar for dusting the base
  • Apricot Jam to coat the top
  • Icing sugar for cross

Step 1

Rub the butter into the flour and mix in the salt, sugar, spices and mixed peel.

Step 2

Add yeast and mix.

Step 3

Beat the egg and warm water together and add to the dough.

Step 4

Mix to form a soft dough and knead for 5 minutes until smooth and elastic.

Step 5

Divide and roll into 24 balls.

Step 6

Cover and allow to rise until doubled in size.

Step 7

Heat a large pan of oil to 180°C and fry the donuts until golden and puffed.

Step 8

Remove from oil and dust base with castor sugar and top coat with apricot jam.

Step 9

Mix the icing sugar and pipe a cross on top of each doughnut.

Step 10

Leave icing to set before serving,