Serves: 16

Hot Cross Buns

FG 5 | CC 5

Calories: 125 kcal
Food Recipe images Hot Cross Buns


  • Preheat the oven to 200C.
  • Place the flour, spice, spread and fruit into a large bowl.
  • Rub the mixture together between your fingers until the ingredients are fully combined, making a well in the centre.
  • Dissolve the yeast in 150ml of the warm water, adding the sugar, and pour into the centre of the flour. Gradually add the remaining warm water, mixing the ingredients to a soft dough. (You may not need all the water).
  • Knead the dough for 5 minutes then cover with a damp cloth and allow to rise for 30 minutes.
  • Knead the dough again and divide into 4 pieces using a knife.
  • Divide each quarter into 4 and roll into small balls.
  • Place on a baking tray and leave to prove for 20 minutes until double in size.
  • Mix together the cross mixture to a smooth batter and place in a piping bag.
  • Pipe a cross on the top of each bun and bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes until golden brown.
  • Mix the caster sugar and water to a smooth glaze, then brush while the buns are warm.