Hot Cross Buns


150 min

Easter Hot Cross Buns

Easter Hot Cross Buns Photo 1


150 min


6 persons




5.00 rating-star (2)

Author: Antonina Blum

These traditional English Easter Buns with a white cross on top attract many housewives with their original look! But besides their appearance, these Hot Cross Buns buns are also very tasty, tender, fragrant and airy!


  • wheat flour : 300 g
  • yeast powder : 1 tsp
  • sugar : 30 g
  • milk : 125 g (warm)
  • butter : 20 g
  • egg : 1 piece
  • cinnamon : 1 tsp
  • cocoa powder : 15 g
  • salt : 1 tsp
  • jam : 2 Tbsp (grapefruit or aprico)
  • orange zest : 0.5 Tbsp
  • raisins : 30 g
  • spices : 0.5 tsp (mixed spices for pastries)
  • marmalade : 20 g

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Stages of cooking

  1. Mix flour with cocoa, salt, sugar, yeast and spices. Add orange zest.

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  2. Mix warm milk with 1 Tbsp of jam.

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  3. Pour the milk mixture into a bowl with dry ingredients. Add the egg and start kneading the dough.

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  4. In the process of kneading add soft butter.

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  5. Collect the dough in a bowl, if desired, grease with a small amount of oil. Cover the bowl and leave in a warm place for about 1 hour.

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  6. Wash the raisins in hot water. Mix the raisins with the dough. Cover and leave for another 30-40 minutes. Then divide the dough into equal parts, form the buns and put them on a baking sheet. Cover again and leave for 20 minutes.

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  7. In the meantime, mix a small amount of flour with water to make a sticky paste. Shuffle her pastry bag. Apply on buns drawing.

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  8. Bake at 190 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Cover the finished buns with a napkin and let cool. Finished buns can be coated with glaze. To do this, warm over low heat marmalade. When it becomes liquid, apply a pastry brush on the buns.
    Serve with jam and butter.

    Easter Hot Cross Buns Photo 9

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