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Hot Cross Buns

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Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns


:Roopa Gulati

Recipe Servings


Recipe Cook Time

:2 Hours

Make this Easter favorite at home. It is tradition to eat hot cross buns on Good Friday.


  • 450 gm flour

    1 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

    1 tsp salt

    A pinch of grated nutmeg

    25 gm yeast

    50 gm sugar

    2 eggs

    75 gm raisins

    75 gm chopped candied peel

    Beaten egg to glaze


Sieve flour; cinnamon and salt, add nutmeg.

Crumble yeast into a small dish; sprinkle over 1 tsp sugar. Liquify.

Heat milk, sugar and butter together until tepid.

Add to eggs and yeast.

Pour into flour mixture.

Knead well. Allow it to rise until double in volume. (1/2hr)

Knead in fruit. Allow it to rise.(10-15 minutes)

Shape into rolls.

Place on baking sheets.

Mark with flour crosses and allow it to "prove" in a warm place. (35-40 minutes)

Glaze with beaten egg.

Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees C for 15-20 minutes.

Whilst hot, brush with warm milk and sugar.

Serve warm with butter.

Key Ingredients: All purpose flour, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, yeast, sugar, egg, raisins