Put yeast, 2 tsp sugar & warm milk in a bowl. Set aside for 5 mins until froth starts forming. This is a sign the yeast is activating.
Place all the rest of the main ingredients in a bowl with the yeast mixture and mix well. Mix should be a little sticky.
Place onto a lightly floured surface & knead for approx 8 mins until its elastic. If you have a stand mixer with a dough hook, even better! Put it in mixer for 6 mins.
Place in an oiled bowl and cover with a damp cloth. Let it rise for 1 hour. Dough should have doubled in size.
Divide dough into 12 balls. Arrange in lightly greased 22cm baking tray lined with baking paper.
Cover with a damp cloth and leave to rise for 30 mins.
Preheat oven to 180C / 350F.
Mix your water and flour until you have a thick paste.
Place into your piping bag. Or sandwich bag if using one. Snip the corner of sandwich bag.
Pipe crosses onto buns
Place buns into oven for 30 - 35 mins.
Put sugar & water into a saucepan and heat on low for 5 mins. leave it reduce slightly
With a pastry brush glaze the buns while still warm.
Tear, share & enjoy!!Love Lizzy x x x