Post by Mystical Journey on Jan 18, 2012 22:46:45 GMT -8
1 13 & 3/4oz package hot roll mix 6 tablespoons sugar 1/2 cup currants or raisins 1 egg, well beaten 3/4 cup confectioners sugar 1/2 teaspoon aniseed 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Prepare the roll mix according to the directions on the package, but add the sugar, currants, and egg. Cover with a dish towel or cheesecloth and let rise in a warm place until light and double in size, about 30-45 miniutes.
Roll out the dough to a 1" inch thickness on a floured board. Cut with a floured biscuit cutter or the rim of a large glass. Place the rolls on a well greased baking sheet. Cover again and let rise again until doubled in size.
Bake at 375degrees F for 20-30 minutes. Combine the confectioners sugar, aniseed, and lemon juice. Beat until smooth. Spread on warm rolls.
These are much like Hot Cross Buns, which date further back than the Christian tradition that has popularized them. Makes six dozen.