1 egg yolk, diluted with 1 teaspoon water for topping
1 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon water
Scald milk; stir in butter and cool to lukewarm. Dissolve yeast in
Sift flour with sugar, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.
Stir in raisins until well coated.
Stir in eggs, cooled milk and yeast; blend well.
Turn dough out onto lightly floured board and knead until smooth and
elastic, 5 to 8 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top.
Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 1/2 hours.
Punch down dough, pinch off pieces, and form smooth, rounded balls
about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Place balls of dough on greased baking
sheet about 2-inches apart. Brush each bun with diluted egg yolk. Snip
1/2-inch deep cross in center of each bun with greased scissors. Let
buns rise in warm place until doubled in bulk, about 30 minutes.
Bake at 400 degrees F for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly
Cool on wire racks about 5 minutes.
Drizzle icing on the cross.
Lemon Icing: Combine powdered sugar, lemon juice and water; beat
Yield: 18 buns | Serves: 18
Nutrition Facts Per Serving: Calories 200 (Calories from Fat 12%);
Total Fat 3 ( Saturated Fat 1; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 35; Sodium 160;
Potassium 173; Total Carbohydrate 39; Dietary Fiber 2; Sugars 16; Protein 5;
Calcium 31; Iron 2
Recipe and photo credit: California Raisin Marketing Board