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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Cheese and chilli hot cross buns

Hot cross bun recipes

Cheese and chilli hot cross buns

Cheese and chilli hot cross buns open up a whole new world of savoury snacking...

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Earl grey and orange hot cross bun trifle

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Earl grey and orange hot cross bun trifle

This boozy Easter trifle with cream, custard and citrus curd is a fantastic way to...

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Chocolate and peanut butter hot cross buns

Hot cross bun recipes

Chocolate and peanut butter hot cross buns

In this recipe, traditional hot cross buns get an updated twist with chocolate and peanut...

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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 high-end bakery chain Gail’s – each...

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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, this 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

Easter wouldn’t be Easter without hot cross buns – and homemade hot cross buns are...

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Peter Sidwell’s prune and orange hot cross buns

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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

Start Easter in decadent fashion with these moreish hot cross bun toasties with cheese and...

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Hot cross bun loaf

Hot cross bun recipes

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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Golden saffron hot cross buns

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Golden saffron hot cross buns

These saffron hot cross buns by Dan Lepard are scented with hints of vanilla and...

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Chocolate and orange hot cross buns

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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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Cinnamon and apple hot cross buns with marzipan

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Cinnamon and apple hot cross buns with marzipan

If you love cinnamon buns and hot cross buns, then try these cinnamon-flavoured hot cross...

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Hot cross scones

Easter baking ideas

Hot cross scones

This hot cross scones recipe combines the moist, crumbly texture of homemade scones with the...

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Hot cross buns

Hot cross bun recipes

Hot cross buns

Soft, doughy hot cross buns, still slightly warm from the oven, are a classic Easter...

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Sticky hot cross buns

Hot cross bun recipes

Sticky hot cross buns

Glazed and filled with cranberries, blueberries and sultanas, these sticky hot cross buns are a...

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