How to Make Hot Cross Buns from Scratch

April 3, 2015

Hot cross buns are a traditional Easter delicacy.  If you do not have a local bakery that serves these delicious doughy morsels then we are here to help.  The video below shows you a simple way to prepare hot cross buns from scratch.  This recipe will work for beginning bakers or skilled home cooks alike.   

Hot Cross Buns
Recipe from Sorted Food


For the Buns:
300 ml warm milk
1 sachet of dried yeast (7g)
350 g strong white flour
150 g strong whole meal flour
1 tbsp caster sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp mixed spice
2 tbsp mixed peel, chopped
150 g sultanas

For the Crosses:
100 g plain flour

For the Glaze:
3 tbsp apricot jam
3 tbsp water

For the Butter: 
300 ml double cream
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

For full recipe instructions, watch the video below or click here.

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