Hot cross buns

Perfect your very own hot cross buns with our foolproof recipes from other home cooks. We have easy hot cross buns, bread machine hot cross buns and even chocolate hot cross buns.

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19 reviews

An Easter tradition. The egg yolk wash gives these a golden, glossy finish. The icing is simply made from sugar and milk.

Recipe by: LITSTER5

5 reviews

Wholemeal hot cross buns from scratch.

Recipe by: Michelle Chen

3 reviews

We've modernised hot cross buns in our house - these involve chocolate! You can use milk or dark chocolate but Green & Black's do a dark chocolate with ginger and it works really well with the spice in the hot cross buns. We usually don't get a chance to make them until Easter Saturday and they disappear in no time.

Recipe by: bakingmaster

1 review

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

Recipe by: Julia

1 review

It takes some time to make this classic Easter treat, but they are so worth it. My family loves them.

Recipe by: Mrs. Mary Hunt

1 review

Soft, moist hot cross buns made with yeast and buttermilk but are egg-free. Although it's not traditional, you can use icing for the crosses if you fancy adding a touch of sweetness. Otherwise, simply mark out a cross on each bun and glaze with warm syrup. These are my 'Have I told You lately that I Love You? Hot Cross Buns!

Recipe by: violet

1 review

This hot cross bun recipe was given to me by a local baker from Buncrana, Liam McGee. He's retired now which is the main reason I have to make these hot cross buns instead of buying them from him! The original recipe was for 105 dozen but I've scaled it down to 2 dozen!

Recipe by: Ita

1 review

An Easter favourite! These hot cross buns are relatively easy to make and are infinitely more delicious than anything bought in the shops. Experiment and add chocolate chips or chopped apple to your buns, or you could even soak the raisins overnight in some tea and add a little orange zest - the options are endless!

Recipe by: BushCook

1 review

The recipe for these buns can be used all year round as the buns can double-up as afternoon tea cakes; the buns without the cross. I use mixed fruit in this recipe with orange zest and a fresh apple which combined are flavoursome. I like the flavour of cinnamon and use 3 teaspoons but if you are not so keen on it then use 2 teaspoons. My family and friends enjoy these buns and I hope you do too. This recipe makes 10 to 12 buns.

Recipe by: DorsetJammer

2 reviews

One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns ... I love that rhyme! I started making these because I love baking and I like how they look! Very easy to do at home and they taste one hundred times better than the ones in the shops. Anybody can do this.

Recipe by: nicoleta

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