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Honey Buns For Ostara / Easter

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If you want to make something special for Easter or Ostara this year, look no further than these perfect honey buns! Also known as cinnamon buns, this recipe uses a rich, sweet dough which is filled with a spiced butter and raisin filling. The buns are then glazed with an irresistible honey glaze.

If you’ve never made buns before, don’t worry – this recipe is easy to follow and the results are definitely worth it. Your family and friends will be impressed when they see (and taste!) your homemade Easter buns. So what are you waiting for? Get baking!

Easter Honey Buns

These buns are so yummy that everyone will want seconds! They’re also very quick and easy to make. If you have any left over, they make for perfect breakfast treats.

Yield: 12 buns

Honey Buns For Ostara

Easter eggs. Bunny wearing flower crown.

Make sure to use active or instant dried yeast for this recipe and not bread-maker yeast. The friction from kneading the dough creates warmth that activates the yeast, so there is no need to preheat the milk. It's best to make the dough ahead of time and let it ferment overnight in the fridge, although you can also chill it after its initial rise. Gluten strength will be achieved by using a stand mixer to knead the dough.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

Dough

  • 224g milk
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 7g active dried yeast
  • 500g flour
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 100g soft (not melted) butter

Filling

  • 50g butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 50g brown sugar
  • 100g raisins
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder

Glaze

  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp water

Instructions

    • Add the milk, eggs, honey, and yeast for the dough into the bowl of a stand mixer with a dough hook.
    • Add the flour, spices, and salt.
    • Mix on the lowest speed for ~5 minutes. The dough will be sticky.
    • Increase the mixer to the next speed.
    • Add the butter slowly.
    • Mix for ~10 minutes, until the dough is pulling away from the sides of the bowl.
    • Shape the dough into a ball. Place into a lightly oiled container with a lid or plastic wrap.
    • Leave the dough to rise at room temperature for 1 hour.
    • Put the dough into the fridge for at least 1 hour, or overnight.
    • When your dough has been chilled, make the filling by melting the butter in a small saucepan.
    • Remove the butter from heat and add honey, sugar, spices, and raisins.
    • Remove the dough from the fridge.
    • Lightly flour a space to roll out the dough to a 10 x 15in rectangle.
    • Spread the filling evenly over the dough.
    • Roll up the dough into a log shape.
    • Cut into 12 pieces.
    • Place the buns cut-side down into a baking tray or dish.
    • Cover the dish with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 2 hours.
    • Preheat the oven to 375°f.
    • Bake for 20-25 minutes.
    • Warm the honey and water for the glaze and brush it over the hot buns.

    Magical Correspondences In This Easter Recipe

    The ingredients in this recipe have special magical properties to bless all who eat them. If you focus on these intentions, you can increase the blessings given to your loved ones. Below are some of the magical associations of this recipe’s ingredients:

    1. Milk magical correspondences: Fertility, prosperity, abundance, femininity
    2. Honey magical correspondences: Love, attraction, sweetness
    3. Flour magical correspondences: Nurturing, abundance, fertility
    4. Salt magical correspondences: Protection, cleansing, purification
    5. Butter magical correspondences: Nourishment, fertility, prosperity
    6. Sugar magical correspondences: Attraction, sweetness, happiness
    7. Raisin magical correspondences: Fertility, prosperity, abundance
    8. Cinnamon magical correspondences: Healing, protection, prosperity, increased speed for wish fulfillment
    9. Nutmeg magical correspondences: Luck, fortune, wishes
    10. Allspice magical correspondences: Healing, protection
    11. Ginger magical correspondences: Love, attraction, fidelity, passion

    If you are a kitchen witch, you can pray over your food as you make it to ensure that it has the best possible outcome. You can also use this time to ask for specific things for those who will enjoy your spiced honey buns, such as love or money. Here are some suggestions for prayers to help you get started:

    • May those who eat my honey buns find love and happiness. May their lives be blessed with health and good fortune.
    • May those who eat these buns receive the strength to overcome any obstacles. May they always feel safe and protected.
    • May those who take my honey buns find success and prosperity. May they always have enough money to meet their needs.
    • May those who partake of my honey buns experience joy and laughter throughout their days.

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