Place dough ingredients into a bread machine in the order listed. Set a timer for 30 minutes if your machine doesn’t have a fruit addition timer built in. Turn the machine on using the “dough only” function. After 30 minutes add the “later addition to the dough” ingredients.
When the “dough only” function signals ready, remove the dough onto a well-floured surface and knead into a long sausage shape - like a stick of French bread. Using scissors cut off pieces the size of a tennis ball and place into a well-greased or baking paper lined Swiss roll tin, approximately 20cm x 25cm. The balls of dough should touch each other.
To make the crosses, place the flour and water in a small zip lock plastic bag and seal. Squish the bag to mix the flour paste well. Snip off the corner and pipe crosses onto the surface of the buns. Allow the buns to rise for a further 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 200°C.
Brush the buns with melted butter and bake for 20–25 minutes. Remove from the oven and, while piping hot, brush over the sugar glaze. Cool on a wire rack, reheat to serve.
Remove from the oven and while piping hot brush over the sugar glaze. Cool on a wire rack, reheat to serve.