Sunday, April 4, 2010

Hot Cross Buns

Easter time is a time for traditional easter goodies and Hot Cross Buns are one of them. A sweet bun usually filled with candied orange peel and sultanas or raisins and decorated with a cross on the top. It's traditionally eaten on Good Friday (sold all year round now), dating back to about the 12th century and were sold to tune of this old nursery rhyme.

Hot cross buns!
Hot cross buns!
One ha' penny, two ha' penny,
Hot cross buns!
If you have no daughters,
Give them to your sons
One ha' penny,
Two ha' penny,
Hot Cross Buns!

I've adapted this Hot Cross Bun recipe from the same bread recipe that I used with the Japanese Bread and just added the sultanas to the mix.

Use the Japanese Bread recipe and replace the fillings with 3/4 cup of sultanas and roll into equal size balls to fit a square baking tin. Bake the hot cross buns for about 15 mins - 20 mins

Sugar Glaze

4 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp water

1. Place all ingredients into a small saucepan and stir over low heat. Remove once the sugar has dissolved and brush over the baked hot cross buns.


  1. yum, looks like it was made from a commercial bakery! maybe you should try making potato bread then send some over :)

  2. Those were the good ones! Model Hot Cross Buns. I've got a few other bread recipes to make but I'll add potato buns to the list. Thinking of making Bagels again. Happy Easter Kimi!



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