Hot Cross Buns
Though currants are the usual ingredient in these buns, you do not have to run to the store to purchase them. Chopped raisins will also make a delicious, less expensive addition to this old favorite.
1 (16-ounce) package hot roll mix
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup currants
1 (16-ounce) can white frosting
Grease a baking sheet. Prepare hot roll mix according to package directions; stir in sugar, cinnamon and currants.
Shape dough into a ball on a floured surface; knead for 5 minutes.
Divide dough into 2-inch pieces; roll into balls. Place on prepared baking sheet. Cover with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap; let rise until puffy, about 25 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°F.
Bake buns until golden brown, about 15 minutes; let cool. Microwave frosting just until slightly liquid, about 15 seconds. Stir well. Drizzle frosting in an X pattern over each bun.
For perfect cross shapes, place the frosting in a resealable plastic bag; microwave as directed. Snip one corner of the bag and pipe the frosting onto the buns.