Hot cross buns

Hot cross buns

21 ratings

Claudia, designer


„I’ve been making these since I was a child. Simple, delicious, and perfect every time.“

Difficulty

Medium 👍
30
min.
Preparation
30
min.
Baking
60
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-8+
100 g
butter
265 ml
milk (divided)
85 g
sugar
42 g
fresh yeast
530 g
flour
100 g
raisins
4
egg yolks (divided)
1 tsp
cinnamon
30 ml
water
flour for work surface
Metric
Imperial
  • 100 g butter
  • 265 ml milk (divided)
  • 85 g sugar
  • 42 g fresh yeast
  • 530 g flour
  • 100 g raisins
  • 4  egg yolks (divided)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 30 ml water
  • flour for work surface

Utensils

  • pastry brush
  • baking sheet
  • oven
  • small saucepan
  • parchment paper
  • piping bag
  • stand mixer or hand mixer with beaters

Enjoy with

Blueberry and apple lemonade
This refreshing, fruity lemonade pairs perfectly with hot cross buns, especially when served at brunch.

Nutrition per serving

Cal
531
Protein
10g
Fat
23g
Carb
70g

Step 1/6

In a small saucepan, slowly warm up some of the milk, part of sugar, and yeast over low heat until it’s warm to the touch.
  • 250 ml milk
  • 80 sugar
  • 42 fresh yeast
  • small saucepan

In a small saucepan, slowly warm up some of the milk, part of sugar, and yeast over low heat until it’s warm to the touch.

Step 2/6

In a stand mixer, beat together some of the flour, butter, raisins, egg yolks, cinnamon, and milk mixture for approx. 3 – 5 min. Cover and allow to rest in a warm place for approx. 30 – 35 min.
  • 500 flour
  • 100 butter
  • 100 raisins
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • stand mixer or hand mixer with beaters

In a stand mixer, beat together some of the flour, butter, raisins, egg yolks, cinnamon, and milk mixture for approx. 3 – 5 min. Cover and allow to rest in a warm place for approx. 30 – 35 min.

Step 3/6

Turn out dough onto a floured work surface and form into individual rounds, approx. the size of dinner rolls. Transfer to a lined baking sheet and let rest for approx. another 30 min.
  • flour for surface work
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper

Turn out dough onto a floured work surface and form into individual rounds, approx. the size of dinner rolls. Transfer to a lined baking sheet and let rest for approx. another 30 min.

Step 4/6

Preheat oven to 200°C/390°F. Mix together rest of egg yolk and milk and brush on top of buns. Mix together rest of flour, rest of sugar, and water and transfer to a piping bag.
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 30 flour
  • 5 sugar
  • 30 ml water
  • pastry brush
  • oven
  • piping bag

Preheat oven to 200°C/390°F. Mix together rest of egg yolk and milk and brush on top of buns. Mix together rest of flour, rest of sugar, and water and transfer to a piping bag.

Step 5/6

Pipe icing over buns to form a cross-shape. Transfer to preheated oven and bake at 200°C/390°F for approx. 20 – 25 min. until golden brown. Enjoy with some butter and jam!

Pipe icing over buns to form a cross-shape. Transfer to preheated oven and bake at 200°C/390°F for approx. 20 – 25 min. until golden brown. Enjoy with some butter and jam!

Step 6/6

Pipe icing over buns to form a cross-shape. Transfer to preheated oven and bake at 200°C/390°F for approx. 20 – 25 min. until golden brown. Enjoy with some butter and jam!

Pipe icing over buns to form a cross-shape. Transfer to preheated oven and bake at 200°C/390°F for approx. 20 – 25 min. until golden brown. Enjoy with some butter and jam!