WATCH: Bake your own hot cross buns

Store bought hot cross buns have been missing that made with love feel we once felt as kids when our beloved grandmother prepared these delicious treats. Learn how to start your own hot cross bun tradition with this easy recipe provided by

  • 480 g flour
  • 2 x 10 g instant yeast sachets
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t nutmeg
  • Salt, a pinch
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 3 T butter
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 135 g sultanas and raisins

For the flour paste:

  • 125 g flour
  • 5 T water

For the glaze:

  • 65 ml golden syrup
  • 65 ml boiling water


Lauren Beukes

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