Easy Hot Cross Bun Recipe

Posted by Jennifer Porter on

Easy Hot Cross bun recipe.


300ml Warm milk

60g Caster sugar

15g Yeast

Pinch of salt

600g Plain flour

1 tsp Ground cinnamon

1 tsp Allspice

70g Softened butter

1 ½ Cups of raisons

2 Eggs, lightly beaten

To finish

60f Plain flour

60ml Water

2 Tbsp Apricot jam


  • Whisk sugar, milk and yeast in a bowl until sugar has dissolved. Cover and set aside.
  • Sift flour into large bowl. Add salt, cinnamon and allspice.
  • Rub butter into flour mixture until mixed and crumbly.
  • Stir in raisons, eggs and yeast mixture into flour until dough is formed.
  • Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic.
  • Place dough in clean, lightly greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and leave in warm place until dough has doubled in size.
  • Remove plastic wrap, knead dough until smooth, and divide into 12 even rounds.
  • Place buns on greased baking tray, cover with plastic wrap and leave in warm place for 20 min.
  • Whisk together flour and water to form a paste and pipe into crosses on buns.
  • Bake buns in 200 degrees oven for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 180 and bake for a further 15 minutes.
  • Brush the tops of the buns with warmed apricot jam. – Delicious!

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