Homemade Easter Hot Cross Buns Recipe

homemade easter hot cross buns recipe
  • Yield: 12
  • Servings: 12
  • Prep Time: 20m
  • Cook Time: 2:45 h
  • Ready In: 3:05 h

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Fat

    2 g
  • Saturated Fat

    1 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat

    0.2 g
  • Cholesterol

    54 mg
  • Sodium

    375 mg
  • Potassium

    223.4 mg
  • Carbohydrate

    57 g
  • Fiber

    2 g
  • Sugars

    24 g
  • Protein

    8 g

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Homemade Easter Hot Cross Buns Recipe


  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) dark rum
  • 1/2 cup mixed dried fruits
  • 1/2 cup dried raisins
  • 1¼ cups (310 ml) milk at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, beaten, plus 1 eeg yolk (save egg white for the topping)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1¾ teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 4½ cups all-purpose flour
  • For Topping:
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • For Icing:
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1½ tablespoons milk


Step 1

Lightly grease 10 inches (25 cm) square pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 2

In a medium mixing bowl, combine dark rum, dried fruits, and raisins. Mix well, then wrap with plastic wrap and microwave briefly, until fruits and liquid are very warm.

Step 3

Remove the bowl from microwave and set aside. Allow to cool.

Step 4

Combine all the dough ingredients, including eggs and egg yolks from the separated egg, holding out fruits for the time being. Using an electric mixer or bread machine, knead the mixture until the dough is soft and elastic. Mix in cooled fruits and any liquid not absorbed.

Step 5

Cover the dough and set aside. Let it raise for 1 hour.

Step 6

Using greased hands, divide the dough into balls, forming 12-14 buns. Arrange buns in the greased square pan. Cover the pan and let them raising for 1 hour or until buns have puffed up.

Step 7

Preheat an oven to 375 F (190 C). In a small mixing bowl, combine reserved egg white and 1 tablespoon milk. Whisk well, then brush it over buns.

Step 8

Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until buns are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of bun comes out clean.

Step 9

Remove baked buns from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack.

Step 10

Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl, combine all icing ingredients. Mix well. When buns are completely cool, pipe it in a cross shape atop of each bun.

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