Julia's Hot Cross Buns

Julia's Hot Cross Buns


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About this recipe: I adapted this for a bread machine from an old recipe. On easter Sunday morning, we eat these warm, slathered in butter.


Serves: 15 

  • 90ml milk
  • 90ml water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 400g bread flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried active baking yeast
  • 80g sultanas (optional)
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:1hr50min  ›  Ready in:2hr30min 

  1. Place milk, 90ml water, egg, salt, white sugar, butter or margarine, cinnamon, nutmeg, zest, bread flour, yeast and sultanas in the pan of the bread machine. Select the Dough setting, and Start. Form into 15 buns. Place into a greased 23x33cm tin. Let rise for one hour.
  2. Bake at 190 C / Gas mark 5 for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool. Make icing with icing sugar and 1 tablespoon water. Drizzle over buns in the shape of cross.

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Thanks for the recipe I made it the way you did in my machine then the oven they where a great hit I have emailed it to my family and friends - 06 Nov 2011

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