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My favourite Hot Cross Buns



12 piece(s)

My favourite Hot Cross Buns: dough

  • 250 g Milk
  • 1 tbsp Dried yeast, or 40g fresh
  • 60 g brown sugar
  • 60 g unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 500 g Baker's Flour, Or you can use plain flour but better results are obtained with baker's flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp bread improver
  • 1 tsp Diastatic malt, Optional
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • pinch Cardamon, ground
  • 75 g sultanas
  • 75 g currants, Or just 150g sultanas
  • Grated zest of 1 orange


  • 4 tablespoons plain flour
  • 4-5 tablespoons water


  • 50 g apricot jam
  • 6
    1h 55min
    Preparation 1h 30min
  • 7
  • 8
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Recipe's preparation

    How to:
  1. 1.Combine the milk,yeast (fresh or dried) and brown sugar into the , 3mins/37°C/sp3. Leave to stand in the bowl for 5 minutes.

    2. Add the butter, egg, baker's flour, salt, bread improver, diastatic malt, mixed spice, and cardamon.

    3. Knead 3 minutes, then add the mixed fruit, zest and knead again/3minutes.

    4. Tip into a greased bowl, cover with cling wrap and leave to double, up to 1 hour.

    5. Tip the dough onto a floured surface, punch down and shape into 12 rolls.

    6. Place onto a lined tray, cover with a clean t-towel and leave to rise for around 30mins or until double.

    7. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 190°C/ 170 FF.

    8. Pipe crosses over the buns

    9. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and cooked.

    10. Brush glaze over the hot buns.


    Blend together the flour and water until you get a smooth piping type paste. Adjust flour and water where necessary. Pipe crosses over the buns.


    Melt the jam in the microwave.


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Delicious Easter treats. Enjoy!

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  • The BEST Hot Cross Buns recipe ever.

    Submitted by monicaih on 9. April 2020 - 19:11.

    The BEST Hot Cross Buns recipe ever.

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    Take your Thermomix experience to a whole new level..! Love

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