1 cup water
½ cup milk
2 teaspoons yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
4 cups plain flour
½ teaspoon mixed spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup raisins, sultanas or currants
¼ cup choc chips (optional, add extra dried fruit instead)
For the crosses plain flour mixed with water into a thick paste
Apricot jam to glaze
Mix the hot water and cold milk together in a jug, its needs to be a nice warm temp so if not, heat it a little in the microwave, add yeast and sugar and leave to stand somewhere to activate the yeast, you will see it start to froth.
Measure the flour into a large mixing bowl, measure in mixed spice and cinnamon, rub the butter into the flour and spices, add egg, dried fruit, choc chips and milk knead gently into a soft sticky dough.
Leave the dough in a warm spot to double in size.
Cut dough into 16 even size piece and knead each piece into a smooth ball. Line a 20 cm square cake tin with baking paper and place the balls in the tin. Leave in warm spot to rise for about 15 minutes. Put the flour paste crosses onto and bake for about 20 minutes in a 200C oven or until golden and cooked.
Glaze with the heated apricot jam
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