Hot Cross Buns

    Try making your own hot cross buns, they taste wonderful, smell great, look impressive and aren't that hard to make. There are a lot of versions from the traditional to the new generation chocolate chip version.

    18 Recipes




    239 reviews

    Based on the traditional Easter hot cross buns these ones can be made year round and use icing to make the cross, or you can make other shapes as desired.

    Recipe by: LITSTER5

    31 reviews

    I adapted this for a bread machine from an old recipe. We always have these at Easter.

    Recipe by: Julia

    6 reviews

    When I say 'easy' hot cross buns, they aren't actually 'easy' but they do work, which is a big thing to me, as I went through 5 recipes that didn't before I got to this one. Try adding chocolate chips or chopped apple to get a few different varieties.

    Recipe by: BushCook

    3 reviews

    Title says it all! You can choose to decorate them with the traditional flour and water cross or - after they're cooked - pipe on a melted chocolate cross. I make these without the fruit but I think currants and orange peel would be a good addition if you want some fruit.

    Recipe by: isobel

    No reviews

    With all the new chocolate chip hot cross buns on the market I am finding it harder to get a good traditional style so have resorted to making my own.

    Recipe by: BushCook

    81 reviews

    Infused with cardamom, these taste as wonderful as they smell. These buns are requested by family and friends every Easter and you can make the dough in your bread machine.

    Recipe by: Princess of her Castle

    No reviews

    The most traditional food of Easter is not to be forgotten, even if you are eating clean. This hot cross bun contains absolutely no refined grains or sugars, is dairy-free, rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory spices and packed with delicious flavour. No sugar crashes or energy slumps with these, and no guilt either so what are you waiting for, try em!

    Recipe by: Caralishious

    No reviews

    These are a super easy hot cross buns that use my favourite brand of spice, Your Inspiration at Home, apple pie spice.

    Recipe by: cheekymonkee

    No reviews

    There are lots of variants on hot cross buns, most of them contain some mixture of dried fruit. Some have the cross made out of flour, I prefer glazed.

    Recipe by: Helen

    No reviews

    These sweet yeasted Easter breads are a recipe from Austria that are sort of like hot cross buns.

    Recipe by: Marianne

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