I remember being a kid and enjoying Easter so much mostly because of the weeks leading up to Easter were filled with Spicy Hot Cross Buns. When I was a kid though they were ONLY sold at this time. So I 100% crammed in as many as one could – Naturally!

I even remember my Hot cross bun loving dad always saying they should really  sell these all year round and VOILA, it happened. Now you can grab your trusty Spicy Hot Cross Buns any time of year and what a wonderful thing that is. But have you ever tried to make your own?

Im going to be honest here and own up to never trying to make them myself, which is strange as I love a challenge and love to bake – so you would think I’d get this on my To Do List one year but sadly not! So this year is my year to do it which is why Jemma from the Picky chef has helped me with a recipe that she believes anyone can make. Just takes a bit of time and prep and you’ll be singing your way through the easter weekend.

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Controversial opinion….. We love our Hot Cross buns with butter and Bovril.

What’s your favourite way to have them?

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Spicy Hot Cross Buns

Spicy Hot Cross Buns

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Delicious Hot cross buns that you need not only at Easter time but all year round!
Serves: 10 Hot Cross Buns
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 45 minutes



  • To a large bowl add the melted butter, lukewarm water, and milk. Stir in the sugar and salt. Sprinkle the yeast on top and leave for 5 minutes to froth. Once Frothed, Stir
  • Now sift in the flour, cinnamon, and ginger, and pour in the dried fruit mix.
  • Mix until a dough forms, and then tip onto a floured surface, and begin to knead.
  • Knead for about 7 minutes, and until the dough is no longer sticky.
    Place it back into the bowl, cover, and leave to rise for an hour in a sunny spot.
  • Once the dough is risen, knock it down and shape into about 10 equal sized buns. Place onto a baking tray, allowing them to touch. 
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Mix the cake flour and water until a paste forms and use this paste to create crosses on top of the buns. Cover, and leave to rise for another 30 minutes.
    Place into the oven, and bake for about 45 minutes, or until golden.
  • Remove from the oven, and brush over the apricot glaze. Serve warm with butter and enjoy!