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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.47 / 5 (43 votes)

Prep time:
20 min
Cook time:
20 min
Makes 8

Hot cross buns smothered with butter are even better when they are homemade


1. Sieve the flour and salt into a mixing bowl and rub in the margarine until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the yeast, sugar, fruit, peel and spice.

2. Warm the milk to blood heat, pour into the flour mixture and mix to a soft dough.

3. Turn out onto a floured work surface and knead the dough until elastic and no longer sticky. Shape into 8 rolls and place them on a greased baking sheet. Cover with lightly oiled polythene and leave in a warm place for about 45 minutes or until the buns have doubled in size.

4. Preheat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7.

5. For the crosses: blend the margarine with the flour and 4 tablespoons water. Gently remove the polythene from the dough and pipe the mixture into cross shapes on top of each bun.

6. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes until golden brown.

7. For the glaze: gently warm the sugar and milk until dissolved. Brush over the hot buns, return to the oven and cook for a further 2 minutes.

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Latest Comment


Hi Jackie, thanks for your comment - I have amended the recipe as it requires 6g fast action dried yeast.

Anna -Good Food Anna -Good Food  Posted 07 Feb 2013 4:17 PM

25g of yeast seems like a lot! A regular sachet has 7g.

JackieA52501 JackieA52501  Posted 23 Apr 2011 3:55 PM

Hi RogerL58935, here are the Andi Peters ones. Better late than never! [link]

Celia Good Food Celia Good Food  Posted 13 Sep 2010 2:55 PM

Is this Andi Peters Hot Cross Bun recipe?...if not where do I find it on UKTV Food?

RogerL58935 RogerL58935 Posted 03 Apr 2010 2:00 PM

So precise & so easy. I now have to make another batch as my son & grand daughter came round and ate some , took the rest home. Said they were the best I'd ever made . Smile

Maeve 3 Maeve 3 Posted 03 Apr 2010 7:58 AM