Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns

It’s Easter time! And at work, I’ve been looking through Hot Cross Bun sale data for the past couple of weeks. So why not make some!


2 teaspoons dried yeast
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 cup margarine
1 cup soy milk
1/2 cup raisins

For the crosses:
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons water


Whack all the ingredients in a breadmaker and set it to make a dough. If you don’t have a breadmaker, go buy one!
Once the dough is ready, cut into 8 – 10 equal sized sections, and shape into buns. Place them on a baking tray and sit in a warm spot to rise.
Mix the flour and water to make a paste – put in a piping bag and add your crosses. You don’t need to do crosses though, I did grumpy faces, cause, you know, hot CROSS buns… ha haha….
Bake at 190ºC for 15-20 minutes.
While they’re still warm, paint over the top with a bit of maple syrup or agave to glaze.

I also added a shot of coffee and half a cup of chocolate chips to one batch. That turned out pretty yum too.

Then cut one in half, slather both halves in marg, and microwave for 30 seconds. Usually if you did this to something I made, I would have you crucified. But it’s Easter, so crucifixion is part of the theme, right!?

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