Easy Hot Cross Bun Recipe

Posted on March 29, 2015 by Jennifer Porter

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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