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Spiced Easter Buns

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Great googly moogly!  Easter is right around the corner! I figured I’d get the jump on this year’s post since Clark Kent’s dad is visiting next weekend and I plan on taking a week away from The Deep Dish for some quality family time.  There will be egg coloring, Cadbury Creme Egg eating and copious amounts of Easter Bun & Cheese.  I’m also hoping EB (aka The Easter Bunny) will make a stop at my house with some goodies.  Growing up, he always left tiny dinosaurs in my basket along with my chocolate bunnies and peanut butter eggs. He so ‘understood’ me 🙂

Spiced Easter Buns, adapted from recipe by Jamie Wood & Tara Seefeldt
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You will need:
3 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup graham flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 cup warm water
1 (1/4 ounce [7 gram]) package active dry yeast
2 large egg, 1 separated
4 tbsp butter, softened
1 tsp water
1 tsp sugar

2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 tbsp milk
1/2 cups freshly squeezed juice

  • In a large bowl, mix 1 cup of the all-purpose flour, graham flour, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger
  • Blend the warm water and yeast in separate bowl
  • Let stand for 5 – 10 minutes, until foaming
  • In this order, stir into yeast mixture: spiced flour mixture, 1 egg, 1 egg yolk, and butter
  • Gradually add the remaining 2 cups of all-purpose flour, mixing well
  • Scrape the dough down
  • Cover with a clean cotton kitchen towel and let rise for 45 – 60  minutes or until double in size
  • Punch down the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface
  • Toss the dough until its smooth and no longer sticky
  • Roll out the dough til its about 1″ thick
  • Cut into rounds with a floured water glass.  Cover and let rise for 30 to 35 minutes
  • Preheat oven to 375F.  Combine the egg white, 1 tsp of water and sugar.  Brush the buns with this and then bake for 15 – 18 minutes.
  • To make the glaze, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and brush on top of buns
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  1. This look tasty. I hope you had a wonderful time with family for easter holidays!

  2. My first time!!! How beautiful this is!!!
    So glad to find u

  3. That EB! He sure is a smart one, knowing exactly what to leave in our baskets. 🙂 Have a great Easter and thanks for the yummy bun recipe!

  4. Ohh – clever you!! these look so delicious – sort of like Hot Cross Buns!
    Mary x

  5. Lovin the buns girly!!

  6. I meant “friend*”
    Sorry typo…Oppss

  7. These look really good…
    Buns are everyone's favorite, right…
    A very happy and fun Easter to you my fried.

  8. Oo yum! These look like something we need to add to the Easter tradition at my house, those buns look delicious! Also I think I might be the only person in the world that doesn't like these… but I don't like cadbury cream eggs…! I'm all about the reeses eggs though?? Or peeps 🙂

  9. These sure looks good! I was sure I commented on these before I left Victoria. Happy Easter to you and your family.

  10. Just how many Easter Bunnies are there in the whole, wide world? He never left me any dinosaurs, just silly plastic eggs filled with candy… Anyway, I see you've been doing some baking lately. It must be 2012, it turned many people I know into the opposite of last year, lol!

    Have a great Easter break!

  11. I hope you have a great time spending quality time with KK's dad! These buns look fabulous =)

  12. I'd rather eat Easter Buns than marshmallow bunnies — but, I'm still a sucker for Cadbury Eggs — 1 per year, lol! Thanks for sharing your family traditions and memories. Happy Easter!

  13. I've never heard of Easter Buns? How do I miss out on awesomeness like this? Love it – they look perfect for anytime.

  14. Holy wow! These look so perfect for Easter. I love all of the spices.

  15. I can't believe how fast time has gone by and we're about to hit Easter. Wasn't it just New Years the other day?

    Oh and your Easter bunny is so awesome. Maybe he can make a stop at my house too 🙂

  16. That easter buns looks so delish!!

  17. 🙂 You are so funny! Yes, it is right around the corner! Hope you have a great time with your family.

  18. Great googly moogly indeed! Haha. Have a great time with the in-laws and have a wonderful holiday! These Easter buns look great!

  19. I could have sworn I commented on these Friday–must be losing my mind! Love the spices in these, and they look moist and delicious.

  20. So nice to see you baking such yummy sweet buns, for the perfect Easter treat!
    Enjoy quality time with loved ones for Easter:DDD

  21. What yummy Easter buns! Love the nice glaze on top. Happy Easter!

  22. Love these buns…they look perfectly sweet and fluffy 🙂 Enjoy your Easter and time with visitors!

  23. This was a much needed reminder that Easter is right around the corner! EEK! The kiddos get a kick out of their little candy dispensers every year. Last year it was the chicken where jelly beans came out…this year it'll be the bunny. 🙂

  24. I haven't baked anything for Easter yet..these buns are so lovely.

  25. Your blog is amazing, very inspiring!

  26. Love Easter! Love Cinnamon too!

  27. What a cool Easter Bunny, giving dinosaurus chocs. Love the spicy buns and that you're going to have some precious family time. Enjoy!

  28. Hmm..what is farI?? I meant far.Ha!

  29. I really do need to think about Easter festivities-nothing planned so far! I am sure your week off will be a blast in the Caymans.
    Making some type of Easter bread is an inspiring idea. Your buns here do have some tasty spices and I love that fluffy texture.
    We look forward to your return, but in the meantime-Cheers and Happy Easter!

  30. Googly moogly! 😀 It is… and I am traveling the Sat before… I have NO idea what I am going to make for dinner… perhaps these spiced buns?!?!?!!! Happy Sat. chica!

  31. I can imagine the Easter Bunny has a hard time keeping choc eggs from melting on the Island – the trick is to eat them quickly – or deliver Easter Buns instead. Liking these better than chocolate, PS.

  32. Yummy! Sounds so good.

  33. This reminds us of hot cross buns and spiced easter bun and cheese from Jamaica. Are you based in the CI? If so, enjoy the Caribbean and have a drink of rum on us!

  34. These look so good!!

  35. I've made something similar to these and called them Easter buns because I forgot the crosses to call them hot cross buns. 🙂

    Your intentional buns sound delicious and look beautiful.

    Happy Easter

  36. May EB bless you with dinosaurs again.

  37. I love the sound of the spices added into your Easter Buns. These would be nice anytime of the year.

    Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter!

  38. Love me spiced buns..where on earth have you been? or is it me who's been missing?
    Take care 😉

  39. Man, it really is almost easter!!! Yikes. but your buns look delish…although that sounds vaguely dirty 😉

  40. These look terrific! Have a fun week off with Clark Kent's dad and I hope you get your dinosaur!

  41. Ooh, what tasty looking buns! Did that sound odd? Ha!

  42. So, so yummy! And Easter demands glaze on buns 🙂 Enjoy the time with your father in law!

  43. Mmmm these buns look so deliciously fluffy and spicy 😀
    All I would need were some raisins in there and I am set to go – too festive and awesome!

    Choc Chip Uru

  44. It looks so good, so it almost like I get the smell of these buns!!

  45. These sound so good and please don't remind me how it's just around the corner. I already lost a whole month this year, lol. I usually make a sweet bread for Easter, but love the spices. Hope you have a great Easter.

  46. Oh yum! Love that these are spiced, what a nice change of pace 🙂

  47. Nice, you've off to a flying start. Haven't seen many easter posts yet. Are they intentionally crossless buns, to break away from tradition?

  48. YES!! Look at that perfect bite!! Gotta love a spicy bun! 🙂 I agree on how fast this year is going…working in an elementary school it seems to fly by. Wasn't it just yesterday we had Christmas break?

  49. We don't do much for Easter over here, probably the Christians will go to church and then a small eating session with their family. Since I am a Hindu, Easter is about admiring the Easter bunnies and eggs sold in bakeries and supermarkets.

    Perfectly baked buns as the last pic says it all. Looks so spongy and lovely ways of taking the pics in the basket with the easter purple egg together.

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