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イースター:料理を作ろう!(Hot Cross Buns Recipe ^.^)

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 My homemade cross buns (but unglazed at the time of photo, which is why they’re not shiny -.-)

ご無沙汰!ちょっと 忙しかったから けど。。。>_> でも、日本語 を 勉強しない と言う わけ では ないよ!今イースターなので一週間休暇がある。大学 を 楽しんでいる。法律 は すごく 大変 だけど 頑張る。。。でも、日本語 と フランス語 の 勉強 が 大好きだ。やりがい が あると思うから。私たち の 日本語 の 教科書 は「中級の日本語」で、もうすぐ 半分 を 勉強して しまうと思う!すごいね ^_^

イースター は 日本 で あまり いわれていないらしい けど この レシピ を 皆に 教えたい。とても 美味しいから!

オーストラリア では イースターの時、ホットクロスバン と言う パン は よく 食べられる。だから、一緒に ホットクロスバン を 作ろう!(でも、レシピは 英語 で 書く。日本語に 訳してみたら、ちょっと 変に なるだろうから。。。)では、始めましょうか??

Sorry it’s been so long!  I’ve been a bit busy…>_> But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been keeping up the Japanese study!! I have a one week break for Easter.  I’m enjoying uni so far – law is super hard but I’ll keep trying my best…But I’m loving French and Japanese – they’re both challenging ^^ We’re using “An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese” as our text, and I think we’ll soon be almost halfway through 😀

From what I’ve gathered, Easter isn’t really celebrated in Japan (correct me if I’m wrong) but I still want to share this recipe with you guys because it’s super yum 🙂

In Australia, we eat lots of hot cross buns around Easter time, so we should make some together! ^^ But I’m going to write the recipe here in English because I think it’d turn out really weird if I tried to translate it into Japanese. So shall we get started??

HOT CROSS BUNS (adapted from SMH Good Food)

Makes 12 buns (approx.)

*This recipe should be started several hours in advance – if you’re eating them for breakfast, make them the day before.

Buns

200g mixed dried fruit

14g dried yeast (2 sachets)

350mL gently warmed milk

80mL vegetable oil

90g castor sugar

1 egg

600g plain flour

15g cocoa powder

1 tsp each: mixed spice, cinnamon, ground clove, ginger powder

1 tsp salt

For the cross and glaze

60g plain flour

1 tsp mixed spice

60g castor sugar

water

1. Soak the dried fruit for 30 minutes in hot water, then drain.

2. Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk and leave it for 10 minutes.

3. Mix the vegetable oil, sugar and egg together.

4. Combine all dry ingredients with the soaked fruit in the bowl of a stand mixer/large bowl.

5. Add the yeast mix to the sugar, oil and egg mix.  Whisk, then stir this through with the dry ingredients.  Using the dough hook attachment of your stand mixer/hand beaters, mix until the dough is smooth and elastic.

6. Tip the dough out and knead it a couple of times.  Put it back in the bowl and cover with cling film.  Leave it to rise in a warm place for an hour or until it has doubled in size.

7. Tip the dough out again and knock it back gently.  Cut it into 12 pieces.  Roll each piece against the benchtop to form an even ball.  Place the balls on a tray 2cm apart, cover with a damp tea towel and allow to rise and expand until the balls are touching (20-40 minutes).

8. To make the cross paste, whisk the flour with 60mL water to make a smooth paste.  Pipe the crosses using a piping bag – don’t pipe the crosses individually, just do one long, smooth line across the rows and columns (if that makes sense -.-).

9. Bake the buns in a preheated oven at 220 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes.  Reduce heat to 200 degrees Celsius and cook for another 10 minutes.

10. To make the glaze, mix castor sugar, mixed spice and 55mL hot water together.  Brush over the hot buns and leave to cool on a cooling rack.

ホットクロスバン を 食べた こと が ある?この レシピ を 楽しんで!いただきます!

I hope you liked the recipe,and that you’ll give it a go – have a nice Easter too ^^ (apparently there isn’t really an equivalent Japanese expression for this?)

またね!

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5 thoughts on “イースター:料理を作ろう!(Hot Cross Buns Recipe ^.^)

  1. For “Have a nice Easter” or “Have a nice (time/event etc)” you can use the generic phrase 「楽しい〇〇を過ごしてください」and replace the 〇〇 with whatever is appropriate, so in this case 「楽しいイースターを過ごしてください!」.

    ホットクロスバンは作ったことないけど最近スーパーで買って朝ごはんとして食べている。でもchanteruさんの作ったバンはおいしそう!きれいに出来たよね!

  2. tucker says:

    クリスマスやハロウィンは、日本でもよく知られていますが、イースターについてはほとんど知られていません。 庭で子供が卵に入ったお金を探すことくらいしか知りませんXD

    私は、日本語のブログも持っています。 でも、競馬とかの話ばかりなので
    ちょっと難しいかもしれません。
    http://pekotucker.blog.fc2.com/

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