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Hot Cross Buns

Get ready to whip up some scrumptious hot cross buns! Our bread maker will help you achieve the perfect dough for hot cross buns (and breads, pizza bases, and even pretzels while you're at it!)
Servings: 12
Author: www.theideaskitchen.com.au


  • 11/2 tsp yeast
  • 450 g strong white flour
  • 50 g sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 50 g butter
  • 1 medium egg
  • 210 ml milk
  • 150 g mixed dried fruit

  • For the crosses
  • 50 g plain flour
  • 25 g butter

  • For the glaze
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar


  • Place the ingredients in the pan in the order listed above, set the machine to BASIC RAISIN DOUGH, reserving the fruit for when the machine beeps.
  • When the cycle is complete remove dough from the pan and shape into 12 equal size balls. Cover with greased Clingfilm and leave to prove until doubled in size.
  • Preheat the oven on CONVECTION 200°C
  • Meanwhile to make the crosses rub the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs, add enough water to make a paste thick enough to be piped. Pipe crosses onto the buns.
  • Bake for 10-15 mins until brown and hollow sounding when tapped.
  • Make the glaze by dissolving the sugar in the milk and brushing over top of the hot buns.