Hot Cross Buns

18 Rhodes™ Dinner Rolls, thawed to room temperature
3/4 cup dried cranberries or raisins
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
flour, if necessary

1 1/3 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1-2 tablespoons milk
  • Combine rolls and press or roll to flatten.
  • Combine sugar and spices in a bowl.
  • Sprinkle flattened dough with 1/3 of the sugar mixture and 1/3 of the cranberries or raisins.
  • Fold dough over on itself and flatten again.
  • Repeat the sugar and cranberries process and fold over again.
  • Repeat one more time.
  • Knead the dough as necessary to completely incorporate the added ingredients.
  • If dough becomes too sticky, sprinkle lightly with flour.
  • Shape into a log and cut into 12 equal pieces.
  • Shape each piece into a ball and place on a sprayed baking sheet.
  • Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let rise until almost double in size.
  • Remove wrap and bake at 350°F 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let cool.
  • Mix ingredients for frosting and frost rolls.