Hot Cross Buns

A festival speciality eaten mostly on Good Friday with a sugar glaze on top.

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Hot Cross Buns
Main Ingredients Refined flour, Fresh yeast
Cuisine British
Course Breads
Prep Time 41-50 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Hot Cross Buns

  • 3 1/4 cups Refined flour
  • 2 teaspoons Fresh yeast
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Lukewarm milk
  • a pinch Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 cup Tutti frutti
  • For glaze
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar


  1. Sieve flour and salt into a large bowl. Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water and keep aside. Dissolve sugar and water in another bowl.
  2. Add both mixtures to the sifted flour and mix. Add milk, a little at time, till all of it is incorporated into the dough. Knead till the dough is soft and smooth.
  3. Cover with a damp cloth and rest the dough till it doubles in volume. Preheat oven to 240°C/475°F/Gas Mark 9. Knock back* the dough and add tutti frutti.
  4. Form into round buns (how many), marking a cross on the top with the back of a knife. You can also cut very thin strips of dough and arrange them on the top of the buns in a cross.
  5. Set them aside to rise for another fifteen minutes on a gresed tray. Bake in the preheated oven for ten minutes.
  6. Mix the sugar with a tablespoon of water and heat gently till the sugar dissolves. Brush the buns with this mixture immediately on taking them out of the oven.

Nutrition Info

Calories 2466
Carbohydrates 525.6
Protein 55.9
Fat 40.4