Hot Cross buns

Hot Cross buns

By Trish Saunders
0:10 To Prep
0:25 To Cook
24 Servings
Average Rating
Difficulty Easy

Fast, delicious and soooo much cheaper than the bought versions.


  • 310g Milk (can use almond/coconut)
  • 60g Brown sugar
  • 4 tspn (2 sachets) Dried Yeast
  • 400g Plain flour
  • 200g Bakers Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1.5 tspn cinnamon
  • 1 Tspn Allspice
  • 1/2 tspn ground nutmeg
  • 60g Butter
  • 1 1/2 cups mixed dried fruit
  • 2 Eggs

Step 1

Insert Dough Blade. Add milk, sugar, yeast. Press DOUGH 1, Start.

Step 2

Add flour, salt, spices, butter, fruit and eggs. Step 2 - change Speed to 5. Start.

Step 3

Scrape down dough from sides of bowl. Dough will be quite sticky. Dough Blade can be removed. Push dough together into a blob. Close and lock lid. Step 3 - Start. This is 30min of proving - it will double in size!

Step 4

Remove the dough from the bowl and place on a floured surface. Divide up the dough into 24 even shaped buns. Place on a floured tray and place in a warm spot covered with a tea towel for 30min to prove again. Buns will double in size.

Step 5

Preheat oven to 200C. Whisk together 50g flour and 50ml water. Using a piping bag (or plastic bag with the corner snipped off), pipe crosses over each bun. Bake in oven for 10min. Reduce temp to 180C and bake for a further 15min.

Step 6

Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. Enjoy!

Chef's Tips

You could also add a handful of choc bits.



Oh so handy lovely recipes

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