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Hot Cross Bun Recipe

Looking for something for Lent or just a sweet bread to pass the day? Hot cross bun will cover both and keep the house safe!

Ingredients

Bun

  • 5 cups / 600g Plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon / 10g Fresh yeast
  • 1⅓ cup / 300g milk
  • 7 tablespoons / 100g Butter
  • 2 medium / 100g Eggs
  • 3 tablespoons / 60g Honey or sweetener of choice

Filling

  • 1 tablespoon / 8g Cinnamon (powdered)
  • ¾ cup / 100g Raisins or other dried fruit of choice
  • 1 medium / 150g Apple (chopped optionally peeled)
  • 1 medium / 10g Orange’s zest
  • 1 medium / 50g Candid orange or other fruit peel

Cross decoration

  • ⅓ cup / 50g Flour
  • 5 tablespoons / 75g Water

Eggwash

  • 1 medium / 50g Egg
  • 1 teaspoon / 5g Vanilla extract
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How to make Hot cross bun

Bun

  1. Put flour, yeast, milk, butter, egg and honey in a big mixing bowl.Flour-butter-yeast-egg-milk-gp-SunCakeMom
  2. Knead ingredients until dough comes together.Flour-butter-yeast-egg-milk-dough-gp-SunCakeMom
  3. Put the dough in a lightly oiled bowl.Flour oil yeast dough - SunCakeMom
  4. Cover and leave it to rise in a 68°F – 81°F /20°C  – 27°C place for 45 – 90 minutes or until doubled in size.Flour oil yeast dough - SunCakeMom
  5. Take dough out of the bowl on a lightly floured surface and flatten it a bit by hands, spread raisins, orange peel, orange zest, chopped apple and cinnamon on top evenly. Fold filling in the dough and put it back in the bowl and cover it.Hot-cross-bun-recipe-Process-2-SunCakeMom
  6. Leave to rise for another 45 minutes or until doubled in size.Hot-cross-bun-recipe-Process-3-SunCakeMom
  7. Divide the dough into 16 equal pieces.Hot-cross-bun-recipe-Process-5-SunCakeMom
  8. Roll them into smooth balls.Hot-cross-bun-recipe-Process-6-SunCakeMom
  9. Put balls into the baking tray leaving them some space to expand. Don’t put them too far away from each other though. Cover it and leave for another 20 minutes to rise.
  10. Preheat the oven to 430°F / 220°C. Put a deep tray with water at the bottom of the oven so buns will bake in steamy hot air.
  11. Mix the flour with the water to make the paste for the cross. Fill the paste into a piping bag to decorate the buns with the cross. Brush over the top of buns with egg wash before putting the tray in the preheated oven.
  12. Bake it for 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown.Hot-cross-bun-recipe-Process-8-SunCakeMom

Enjoy!

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Hot Cross Bun Recipe

Looking for something for Lent or just a sweet bread to pass the day? Hot cross bun will cover both and keep the house safe!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Raising time 1 hour 50 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

Bun
  • 5 cups Plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh yeast
  • 1⅓ cup Milk
  • 7 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 medium Egg
  • 3 tablespoons Honey or sweetener of choice
Filling
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon powdered
  • ¾ cup Raisins or other dried fruit of choice
  • 1 medium Apple chopped optionally peeled
  • 1 medium Orange's zest
  • 1 medium Candid orange or other fruit's peel
Cross decoration
  • cup Flour
  • 5 tablespoons Water
Eggwash
  • 1 medium Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Put flour, yeast, milk, butter, egg and agave syrup in a big mixing bowl.
    Flour-butter-yeast-egg-milk-gp-SunCakeMom
  • Knead ingredients until dough comes together.
    Flour-butter-yeast-egg-milk-dough-gp-SunCakeMom
  • Put the dough in a lightly oiled bowl.
    Flour oil yeast dough - SunCakeMom
  • Cover and leave it to rise in a 68°F – 81°F /20°C  – 27°C place for 45 – 90 minutes or until doubled in size.
    Flour oil yeast dough - SunCakeMom
  • Take dough out of the bowl on a lightly floured surface and flatten it a bit by hands, spread raisins, orange peel, orange zest, chopped apple and cinnamon on top evenly. Fold filling in the dough and put it back in the bowl and cover it.
    Hot-cross-bun-recipe-Process-2-SunCakeMom
  • Leave to rise for another 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
    Hot-cross-bun-recipe-Process-3-SunCakeMom
  • Divide the dough into 16 equal pieces.
    Hot-cross-bun-recipe-Process-5-SunCakeMom
  • Roll them into smooth balls.
    Hot-cross-bun-recipe-Process-6-SunCakeMom
  • Put balls into the baking tray leaving them some space to expand. Don’t put them too far away from each other though. Cover it and leave for another 20 minutes to rise.
  • Preheat the oven to 430°F / 220°C. Put a deep tray with water at the bottom of the oven so buns will bake in steamy hot air.
  • Mix the flour with the water to make the paste for the cross. Fill the paste into a piping bag to decorate the buns with the cross. Brush over the top of buns with egg wash before putting the tray in the preheated oven.
  • Bake it for 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
    Hot-cross-bun-recipe-Process-8-SunCakeMom

Notes

Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 100g | Calories: 250kcal (13%) | Carbohydrates: 42g (14%) | Protein: 6g (12%) | Fat: 7g (10%) | Saturated Fat: 4g (24%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 44mg (15%) | Sodium: 59mg (3%) | Potassium: 161mg (5%) | Fiber: 2g (8%) | Sugar: 6g (6%) | Vitamin A: 231IU (5%) | Vitamin C: 2mg (2%) | Calcium: 45mg (5%) | Iron: 2mg (11%)

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6 thoughts on “Hot Cross Bun Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    Great! Just what I was looking for. Have a question though,
    Can I use plant based milk?

  2. Hello, How much yeast? Your forgot to indicate it in recipe. I’m in the middle of making it and ….

    1. 5 stars
      That’s really embarrassing. The recipe has been updated now but 10g / 0.3 oz fresh yeast is sufficient. If fresh yeast isn’t available then a teaspoon of dry yeast should suffice.

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