Cross Paste

For a more traditional cross on top of the buns, mix together the ingredients for Cross Paste (below) until smooth. Pipe crosses onto the buns after they are proofed but before they are baked.

Ingredients U.S. Metric %
Water 10 oz 300 g 111
Pastry flour or cake flour 9 oz 270 g 100
Shortening 2 oz 60 g 22
Milk powder 1 oz 30 g 11
Baking powder 0.06 oz (⅓ tsp) 2 g 0.7
Salt 0.06 oz (⅓ tsp) 2 g 0.7
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