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Delicious Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Try your hand at this scrumptious classic Easter recipe is by Leanne Beck of Short Sweet.


  • Bun Ingredients:

  • 2.2 kilograms of bakers flour

  • 30 grams of ground ginger

  • 90 grams of ground cinnamon

  • 30 grams of mixed spice

  • 400 grams of currents

  • 40 grams of salt

  • 60 grams of fresh

  • 350 grams of melted butter

  • 1 litre of water

  • Topping ingredients:

  • 250 grams of flour

  • 250 grams of milk

  • 50 millilitres of oil

  • Pinch of salt


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

  • 2.

    Place flour, ginger, cinnamon, mixed spice, currents, salt, yeast in a mixing bowl with a paddle attachment.

  • 3.

    Add melted butter to bowl. Turn the machine on to mix on the lowest speed.

  • 4.

    Slowly add water whilst the machine is still mixing.

  • 5.

    Remove mixture from bowl and place in a large bowl and cover with a damp tea towel.

  • 6.

    Once covered place bowl in a warm dry place till mixture has doubled in size.

  • 7.

    After mixture has doubled in size, cut off pieces and weigh out to 120 grams.

  • 8.

    Once mixture is all weighed out, roll each piece into balls and place onto a lined baking tray leaving only approximately 1.5cm space between each ball.

  • 9.

    Lay a damp towel on top of the balls and place in a warm dry place till once again doubled in size.

  • 10.

    To make topping place all of the flour, milk, oil and salt in a mixing bowl with a paddle attachment and mix till combined.

  • 11.

    Place topping mixture into a piping bag with a round nozzle of your desired size.

  • 12.

    Once buns have doubled in size pipe the topping onto the buns, pipe

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Posted by Benita18Report
60 gms of fresh what??
Posted by Kylie550Report
It is yeast - it's in the method not the ingredients
Posted by BernieReport
The method should begin with.. Clean out your bathtub, strip off, then prepare to agitate. I know no one who has the size appliance required for this recipe.
Posted by BernieReport
This recipe should start with... First clean out the bathtub, undress and prepare to agitate. A domestic attempt can only be made with a quarter to a third of the ingedients. This recipe has convinced me to never trust a Lifestyle recipe.
No, I didn't.