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Hot Cross Buns

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How To Make Easy Hot Cross Buns

hot cross buns

You Will Need:

3,5 cups self-raising flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp mixed spice

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup soft butter

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup raisins (soak in some boiling water first)

1 egg

1 cup milk

1/3 cup water and 1/2 cup flour for crosses

1 tsp gelatin and 1 tbs sugar for the glaze


  • Preheat oven to 450F/220 degrees Celsius.
  • Grease a 20 x 30 cm baking dish.
  • Combine your self-raising flour, salt, mixed spice, and cinnamon.
  • Rub in 1/4 c butter (softened).
  • Add sugar and raisins.
  • Mix in egg, lightly beaten, and slowly add about 1 c milk, until a stiff dough is formed.
  • Roll out the dough to 1cm thick and cut out buns with a 5cm cutter – apparently it makes 8 but we got loads more.
  • For the crosses, mix 1/3 c water and 1/2 c flour and pipe the crosses onto the buns.
  • Bake for 15-20 min (I grilled them a bit at the end, to brown the tops).
  • For the glaze, dissolve 1 tsp gelatin and 1 tbsp sugar in 1 tbsp hot water and brush this over the warm buns.


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