Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

Learn how to make hot cross buns with this step by step video! Enjoy this light & fluffy hot cross buns recipe by Le Bon Baker.

Slightly spiced, slightly sweet and doughy, these beauties are best enjoyed straight out of the oven. A traditional hot cross buns recipe, made with raisins and marked with the classic cross on the top. Happy Easter!

540g flour
14g dry yeast
50g caster sugar
5g mixed spice
3g salt
210g currants or raisins
40g butter
300ml lukewarm milk
2 eggs lightly beaten

Cross Paste
75g flour
75g water

Sugar Glaze
65g water
50g caster sugar

Combine flour, yeast, sugar, mixed spice, salt and currants in a large bowl. In a seperate smaller bowl, melt butter. Add the melted butter, lukewarm milk and eggs into the dry mixture. Use a butter knife to mix until dough comes together. Use hands to finish mixing into a soft, slightly sticky dough.

Move dough onto a floured surface. Knead for 5-10 minutes or until dough is smooth. Keep sprinkling more flour to the surface as required. Place dough into a well oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and leave for 1-2 hours or until the dough has doubled in size.

Download the full recipe here.