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Hot Cross Buns are spiced sweet bun made with currants or raisins and marked with a cross on the top, traditionally eaten on Good Friday.

Get creative and make them in a variety of flavours such as chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon and fruits. These warm, sweet and delicious treats are simply perfect for the occasion.

Hot Cross Buns

Ingredients

Buns

  • ½ lemon or 1 lime, zest only, no white pith (optional)
  • 500 g baker’s flour
  • 250 g full cream milk
  • 1 tbsp dried instant yeast or 40 g fresh yeast, crumbled
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 70 g butter
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • 100 g sultanas
  • 70 g currants

Piping

  • 80 g plain flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 100 g water

Syrup

  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp sugar

Preparation

Buns

  1. If using zest, proceed with step – if not, skip to step 2. Place lemon zest or lime zest (optional) and 100 g baker’s flour into mixing bowl and grate 10 sec/speed 9. Transfer into a bowl and set aside.
  2. Place milk and yeast into mixing bowl and heat 3 min/37°C/speed 1.
  3. Add reserved grated zest and flour mix, remaining baker’s flour (or total 500 g if you skipped step 1), salt, butter, caster sugar, egg, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg and ground cloves and mix 6 sec/speed 7. Scrape down sides and lid of mixing bowl with spatula.
  4. Add sultanas and currants then knead Dough /2 min.
  5. Preheat oven to 220°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
  6. Transfer dough onto silicone bread mat or floured work surface and work into a ball. Wrap in silicone bread mat, or place into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel. Leave to prove in a warm place until doubled in size (approx. 30 minutes).
  7. Knock down dough and divide into 12 equal-sized pieces. Form into rolls and place close together onto prepared baking tray then set aside to prove again while you prepare the piping.

Piping

  1. Place plain flour, salt, olive oil and water into mixing bowl and mix 30 sec/speed 4.
  2. Pour into piping bag and pipe crosses onto the top of buns. Bake for 10-15 minutes (220°C) or until golden brown. Clean and dry mixing bowl.

Syrup

  1. Place water and sugar into mixing bowl and cook 2 min/100°C/speed 4.
  2. Using a pastry brush, apply hot sugar syrup onto buns while still warm.
  3. Allow to cool on tray for 5 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack. Serve warm.

Get Hot Cross Buns recipes here on Cookidoo®

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Chocolate hot cross buns https://cookidoo.international/recipes/recipe/en/r709953

Christy Tania’s Vegan Hot Cross buns https://cookidoo.international/recipes/recipe/en/r762804

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