Hot cross bun recipes

Hot cross buns are everyone’s favourite Easter bake! You can’t go wrong with our classic hot cross bun recipe, toasted and slathered in butter, but if you’re looking for something  a bit different, then we’ve got lots of ideas for that too.

Find hot cross scones, an orange hot cross bun loaf, spiced fudge, fudgy brownies and lots more ways to celebrate this crowd-pleasing Easter bake.

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Gail’s hot cross buns

Hot cross bun recipes

Gail’s hot cross buns

The recipe for these hot cross buns comes from Gail’s Bakery and they’re ever so...

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Orange hot cross bun loaf

Easter baking ideas

Orange hot cross bun loaf

A twist on the Easter tradition of hot cross buns, these orange and anise hot...

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Hot cross buns with marmalade vodka whipped butter

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Hot cross buns with marmalade vodka whipped butter

It wouldn’t be Easter without hot cross buns. We’ve taken them to the next level...

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Peter Sidwell’s prune and orange hot cross buns

Hot cross bun recipes

Peter Sidwell’s prune and orange hot cross buns

There’s nothing like a hot cross bun toasted and slathered with butter. The rich flavour...

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Hot cross cheese and bacon toasties

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Hot cross cheese and bacon toasties

Make Easter a little more decadent with these moreish hot cross bun toasties. Gone in...

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Hot cross bun brownies

Brownie recipes

Hot cross bun brownies

Chocolatier Paul A Young transforms this classic chocolate bake into a treat for the Easter...

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Hot cross bun loaf

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Hot cross bun loaf

Debbie Major’s hot cross bun loaf is flavoured with aromatic saffron. It’s best served with...

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Hot cross bun fudge

Fudge recipes

Hot cross bun fudge

Hope and Greenwood’s fudge recipe is given an Easter twist with the addition of hot...

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Golden saffron hot cross buns

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Golden saffron hot cross buns

Dan Lepard’s tips and tricks will ensure you’re well equipped to make this hot cross...

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Chocolate and orange hot cross buns

Hot cross bun recipes

Chocolate and orange hot cross buns

Hot cross buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday, hot from the oven with lashings...

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Caramelised pears with hot cross buns

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Caramelised pears with hot cross buns

Hot cross buns aren’t just for Easter, as this quick pud proves.

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Cinnamon and apple hot cross buns with marzipan

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Cinnamon and apple hot cross buns with marzipan

We’ve put a couple of twists on the traditional hot cross bun recipe by adding...

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Hot cross scones

Easter baking ideas

Hot cross scones

These combine the deliciously moist, crumbly texture of home-baked scones with the fruity flavours and...

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Hot cross buns

Hot cross buns

Soft, slightly warm, doughy hot cross buns are everyone’s favourite Easter treat. Go on –...

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Sticky hot cross buns

Sticky hot cross buns

These sticky hot cross buns are a delicious twist on a classic Easter recipe.

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