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Hot Cross Buns



Hot Cross Buns


  • 260 grams Milk, Warm 40-45 deg
  • 15 grams Yeast, Dried
  • 70 grams Butter, Melted, cooled
  • 45 grams sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 500 grams plain flour
  • 180 gram fruit
  • 2 tsp mixed spice, and 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg


  • 30 grams cornflour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp plain yoghurt, add tsp at a time to get consistency right


  • 100 gram caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp apricot jam
  • 6
    Preparation 40min
  • 7
  • 8
    • Appliance TM 6 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 6
    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!
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      Recipe is created for
      TM 31
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Recipe's preparation

  1. Add the butter to the TM bowl and meld at 50°c for 2 mins then remove from the bowl or melt another way and set aside to cool

    Add cold milk to the TM bowl and set to 50°c for 1.5 min's/sp2. When the time is up the 50°c light should not be on, if it is ???, remove the lid for a few seconds till the light goes off. then pop the lid back on, set to stir on speed 2/ 2 seconds, then proceed to add the yeast (making sure to miss the blades) set to speed 2 for 5 seconds.

    Add the butter and sugar and mix on speed 2.5 for 5 sec or so just to combine. Stand for 5 minutes with the lid on and MC in place.

    In the meantime, gather and weigh the remainder of your ingredients.

    Add the remainder of the ingredients except for the fruit and set to mix on speed 5/5 seconds or so till everything is combined.

    Set to knead for 3 minutes.

    Add the fruit and set on reverse speed + 5 for 6 seconds to fold in. (Go on, do it, the fruit will be fine)

    Turn onto a lightly floured surface; Divide into 80 g pieces then roll and shape as shown in bake club. Set onto a lined baking sheet so that they are just touching. Cover with Clingfilm but not too tight so they can’t grow and leave to rest till doubled in size, depending on the temperature it will take between 15 - 20 mins.

    In the meantime, make your cross mixture. Mix all ingredients and pour into a piping bag with the appropriate piping tube. This mix needs to be pipeable but not runny at all.

    Set the oven to 220° c (200°c Fan)

    Once the buns have doubled in size, draw the cross, then bake until golden brown. Depending on your oven you may want to rotate the tray ½ way through.

    Remove from the tray onto a wire rack to cool

    Cross Mixture Method

    Mix together to form a paste. When mixing the texture should be loose enough to gently move like lava but not runny.

    Pipe on top of buns just before going into the oven.

    Glaze Syrup Method

    Place in a saucepan on the stove and stir until rolling boil and cook till the sugar has melted. Set aside till the buns come out of the oven then paint on the buns while still hot straight from the oven.

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The faster you can make these (up to the proving stage) the faster they will prove. We're relying on the dough still being warm. And don't forget to cover them loosely with Clingfilm while they're proving it will help them rise quickly.

Don't put them in the oven until they've doubled in size and they'll be perfect.

This recipe was provided to you by a Thermomix ® customer and has not been tested by Vorwerk Thermomix ® or Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand.
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