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Easy Hot Cross Buns



24 portion(s)

Easy Hot Cross Buns


  • 650 grams strong white bread flour
  • 60 grams sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 5 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoons mixed spice
  • 75 grams butter, cold from fridge
  • 400 grams milk
  • 30 grams fresh yeast, or 2 tsp dry/instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 200 grams sultanas/raisins/cranberries, any mix of dried fruit

Paste for Crosses

  • 120 grams plain flour
  • 100 grams water
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Glaze (optional)

  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6
    2h 20min
    Preparation 2h 0min
  • 7
  • 8
    • 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!

Recipe's preparation

  1. Measure flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, mixed spice and butter into the TM bowl. Mix 5 sec/sp 8 and set contents asside.
  2. Add milk to bowl and heat 3 min/37°C/sp 1.
  3. Add yeast and teaspoon of sugar to warmed milk and mix 5 sec/ sp 3. Then warm mixture 5 min/37°C/sp 2.
  4. Add premeasured flour mixture to bowl and add egg. Mix batter 7 sec/sp 7.
  5. With MC on lid, weigh the sultanas/dried fruit onto the lid.
  6. Knead mixture 3 mins/Dough mode.
  7. Remove MC and add dried fruit to mixture through lid. Knead again 1 min/Dough mode.
  8. Set dough batter asside in a clean, greased bowl. Cover with Clingfilm or a clean cloth. Place in a warm place and allow to prove fort 1 hour (about double in size) and clean mixing bowl.
  9. Return mixture to bowl and knead 4 mins/Dough mode.
  10. Onto a floured surface, remove dough from bowl and shape. Divide dough into 24 even sized portions. Lightly knead each portion into a well shaped ball and place them close together on a greased baking dish (our small roasting tin worked perfectly).
  11. Cover with Clingfilm or clean cloth and place in a warm location to prove again for 30 minutes.
  12. While the dough is having it's second prove, mis the paste for the crosses. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix. Place in piping bag ready for decorating. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  13. When buns have risen to 1.5 times their size, pipe with crosses and then place in oven for 20 mins.
  14. We prefer our buns unglazed, however, if you like a shiny finish then mix the water and sugar together and brush the sugar syrup over the buns whilst still hot from the oven.
  15. Paste for Crosses
  16. Place flour, water, salt and oil into bowl and mix 15 sec/sp 4. Alternatively the ingredients can be mixed together using the traditional bowl and spoon method.
  17. Glaze
  18. Add water and sugar to bowl and heat 2 mins/100°C/sp4.

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We use a small roasting dish (30x22x7 cm) to ensure the final raise goes up and fluffy. We've tested this 5 times befote posting. This is a genuine step by step easy recipe.

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  • These are delicious! Used a much bigger tin to...

    Submitted by Purple Panda on 12. April 2017 - 16:02.

    These are delicious! Used a much bigger tin to give them space to grow. Will certainly do them again probably as fruit buns for the rest of the year!

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  • Makes perfect light fuffly hot cross buns - and so...

    Submitted by JMO on 9. April 2017 - 09:38.

    Makes perfect light fuffly hot cross buns - and so little sugar - perfect !

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