Quick And Easy Hot Cross Buns Recipe

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Is it even Easter without yummy Hot Cross Buns? Even though these bad boys have been in the shop for what feels like months now, you can’t beat, homemade, still warm, covered in butter goodness, amiright?


1/4 cup caster sugar
1 cup warm milk
7 g sachet dried yeast
3 cups plain flour
1 1/2 tsp allspice
2 tsp orange zest (optional)
50g butter, melted
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup sultanas
1 tbsp olive oil
{cross paste}
1/4 cup plain flour
3 tbsp water


60g caster sugar
1 tsp mixed spice
55ml water



Step 1
Preheat the oven 200 degrees Celcius and grease and line a deep, square baking tray. –

Step 2
In a small bowl combine the warm milk, yeast and sugar. Allow to stand for 5-10 minutes and the mixture is frothy. –

Step 3
In a large bowl sift together the flour and mixed spice and stir through the orange zest. Make a well in the centre and add the melted butter, egg and yeast mixture. Mix together until a loose dough forms. Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and knead until it is smooth and elastic. Knead in the sultanas. –

Step 4
Form the dough into a ball and place in a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with a tea towel and leave to stand in a warm place for 30 minutes and the dough has doubled in size. Knock down the dough and divide it evenly into 12 smooth balls. Place the balls onto the baking tray in three rows of four. Cover the tray with a damp tea towel and leave to stand in a warm place for 20 minutes. (If you don’t have a deep, square baking tray try placing the balls on a flat baking tray spaced 2 cm apart, cover with a tea towel and allow to rise and expand, for 20-40 minutes, so the balls are touching.) –

Step 5
While the buns are rising make the cross paste by combining the flour and water to form a smooth, thick paste. Pipe a cross through the centre of each bun using a piping bag (alternatively use a snap-lock bag with a corner trimmed). Bake for 20-25 minutes and buns are golden. –

Step 6
For the glaze place the sugar, mixed spice and water in a small pan, bring to the boil and boil for 2 minutes, then brush over the hot buns. Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly. Serve warm or toasted with butter. –


This delicious recipe was found on http://onehandedcooks.com.au/ – make sure you check out their website for a bunch of other yummy recipes that are also good for you & your family.