These delicious treats from Coles, will make a beautiful DIY Christmas gift for loved ones!


  • 500g mixed dried fruit

  • 1 cup dried cranberries (craisins)

  • 180g butter, chopped

  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup rum, brandy or whisky

  • 2 Coles Brand Free Range Eggs, lightly beaten

  • ²⁄3 cup roughly chopped walnuts

  • ½ cup plain flour

  • ½ cup self-raising flour

  • ½ tsp mixed spice

  • ½ cup apricot jam

  • 2 tbsp slivered almonds, toasted


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 160°C or 140°C fan. Grease 6 x 10cm springform tins and line bases with non-stick baking paper.

  • 2.

    Combine dried fruit, butter, sugar, ¹⁄3 cup water and rum in a large saucepan. Bring to the boil slowly over medium heat, stirring occasionally. When mixture boils, remove from heat and set aside to cool, stirring occasionally to release the heat, for about 20 mins, or until just warm.

  • 3.

    Stir in eggs and walnuts, then sifted flours and spice. Spoon into prepared tins and smooth the surface. Bake for 35 mins, until a skewer inserted in the centre of a cake comes out clean. Cool in tins for 10 mins, then release the sides and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

  • 4.

    Warm jam and push through a sieve to remove any lumps. Brush over tops of the cakes, and sprinkle with almonds.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

  • Energy 1400kj
  • Fat Total 66g
  • Saturated Fat 19g
  • Protein 19g
  • Carbohydrate 178g
  • Sugar 108g
  • Sodium 64mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Posted by NazreenReport
i want the hot cross buns recipe