Hot-Hot spiced Buns!!

Hot-Hot spiced Buns!!, traditional spiced,  sticky glazed fruit buns,  pastry crosses,  served as a classic easter treat,  treat,  recipe,  dessert

Traditional spiced, sticky glazed fruit buns with pastry crosses. Served as a classic Easter treat, the buns can also be enjoyed at any time of year.


For the buns
625g strong white flour, plus extra for dusting
1 tsp salt
2 tsp ground mixed spice
45g unsalted butter, cut into cubes, plus extra for greasing
85g sugar
1 lemon, zest only
1 1/2 tsp fast-action yeast
1 free-range egg
275ml tepid milk
125g mixed dried fruit

For the topping
2 tbsp plain flour
vegetable oil, for greasing
1 tbsp golden syrup, gently heated, for glazing

For the buns, sieve the flour, salt and ground mixed spice into a large mixing bowl, then rub in the butter using your fingertips. Make a well in the centre of the mixture, then add the sugar and lemon zest and yeast.

Beat the egg and add to the flour with the tepid milk. Mix together to a form a soft, pliable dough.Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Carefully work the mixed dried fruit into the dough until well combined. Knead lightly for 5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic.

Grease a large, warm mixing bowl with butter. Shape the dough into a ball and place it into the prepared bowl, then cover with a clean tea towel and set aside in a warm place for one hour to prove.Turn out the proved dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knock back the dough. Shape it into a ball again and return it to the bowl, then cover again with the tea towel and set aside for a further 30 minutes to rise.

Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and divide it into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball, then flatten slightly into a bun shape using the palms of your hands. Cover the buns again with the tea towel and set aside to rest for 5-10 minutes.

Grease a baking tray with butter and transfer the buns to the tray. Wrap the tray with the buns on it loosely in greaseproof paper, then place inside a large polythene bag. Tie the end of the bag tightly so that no air can get in and set aside in a warm place for a further 40 minutes to rise.

Preheat the oven to 240C.Meanwhile, for the topping, mix the plain flour to a smooth paste with 2 tablespoons of cold water.

When the buns have risen, remove the polythene bag and the greaseproof paper. Spoon the flour mixture into a piping bag and pipe a cross on each bun.

Transfer the buns to the oven and bake for 8-12 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. As soon as you remove the buns from the oven, brush them with the hot golden syrup, then set aside to cool on a wire rack.

Crunchy Banana Chips at Home!!

Crunchy Banana Chips at Home!!, sahgari food,  vrat recipe,  recipe,  crunchy banana chips at home

Prep Time: 5min
Cook Time: 15min
Serves: 4

Banana chips are often eaten as a Sahgari food, or food that you eat when you are fasting by abstaining from eating meat or heavily prepared food. People keep vrat for various Hindu religious occasions. These banana chips are spicy, light and crunchy.

3 semi-ripe and semi raw bananas
Soybean oil for deep frying
1 teaspoon of powdered sugar
Salt as needed
2 teaspoon of red chili powder

Heat a pan with soybean oil. Meanwhile, peel the skin of the bananas.

Now cut each banana in very thin and long slices over the pan such that the slices fall directly on to the hot oil.

Fry the slices until they turn brown. Transfer the chips on to a paper towel, to allow the excess oil to be soaked out.

Now mix powdered sugar, salt and red chili powder in a dry bowl.Sprinkle this mixture on the hot banana chips.