Trini Hot Cross Buns

This makes 12 Buns

  • Pan – 9×13 – greased
  • 3 cups AP flour sifted
  • 1 cup warm whole milk aka full cream
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 Large egg – optional no substitute needed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp mixed essence
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp yeast
  • Pinch of yellow food coloring- optional
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup mixed peel

For the syrup

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water boil until thick 
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 3 tsp milk