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Hot Cross Buns

Category: parenting

Duration: long


Keywords: easter, parenting


Hot Cross Buns at Easter is a wonderful childhood memory, have fun making them with the little ones! Try adding choc-chips for something special.

Hot cross buns in the oven


  • 30 grams yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 60 grams butter
  • 1 egg, neaten
  • 5 cups plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 60 grams sultanas
  • 60 grams currants
  • 30 grams mixed peel


  1. Mix all dry ingredients with half the flour in a large bowl.
  2. Heat butter, milk and beaten egg until lukewarm.
  3. Add liquids to dry mixture and beat 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in remainder of flour until soft.
  5. Knead on slightly floured board.
  6. Cover dough in bowl with cloth and let rise for 30-40 minutes.
  7. Punch dough down and divide into 24 buns and place on greased tray and allow to rise again.
  8. Bake in moderate oven for 20 minutes.
  9. Put on wire rack to cool.
  10. Mix a little milk with 1/2 cup icing sugar, then brush on buns to make crosses.

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Flour and milk
Making buns
Hot cross buns in the oven
Hot cross buns

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