Yeast bun Hot Cross Bun – Easter bun with spices

Yeast bun Hot Cross Bun - Easter bun with spices

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Yeast bun Hot Cross Bun - Easter bun with spices

Yeast bun Hot Cross Bun for Easter

These tender yeast buns Hot Cross Bun have a rich spicy flavor. The dough is soft and moderately sweet with a great bouquet of spices. The hot buns are brushed with honey, which gives them an extra spice!

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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 25 mins
WALKING TIME 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 55 mins
Course Pastries, Bread & Rolls
Cuisine English recipes
Servings 6 person
Calories 416 kcal


  • 300 g wheat flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2.5 tablespoons sugar
  • 40 g raisins
  • 1 tsp. wheat flour for raisins
  • 185 ml cream or milk
  • 10 g dry yeast
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 0.25 tsp ginger ground
  • 0.25 tsp nutmeg ground
  • 1 teaspoon anise ground
  • 3 cardamom
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 40 g butter
  • 1 tbsp. wheat flour for the pastry cream
  • 2 tbsp. water for the pastry cream
  • 2 tsp honey for the pastry cream


  • Sift 300 g wheat flour with salt and 2.5 tbsp sugar in a deep bowl.
  • Wash and dry the raisins and dip them in a little flour (1 tsp).
  • Pour the dry yeast into the warm cream and stir.
  • In a mortar grind cardamom seeds, anise and cloves.
  • Add ground ginger, ground nutmeg and ground cinnamon.
  • Add the spices to the flour and sift through a fine sieve so that there are no coarse particles from the spice ingredients ground in the mortar in the batter.
  • Add the egg yolk and melted butter.
  • Pour in the dissolved yeast in the cream.
  • Knead everything into a uniform dough.
  • Sprinkle the raisins into the dough and stir well.
  • Add a little more flour (about 1 tablespoon) and knead the dough for about five minutes.
  • Then shape into a ball.
  • Put it in a bowl and put it covered in a warm place for 1 hour.
  • Knead the dough lightly and divide into 12 pieces of about the same size.
  • Shape the dough pieces into balls and place in a baking pan.
  • Leave some space between the rolls.
  • Let the rolls rest in a warm place for another 30 minutes.
  • Prepare the cream for the cross buns: Mix 1 tablespoon of wheat flour, 2 tablespoons of water
  • and 2 tsp. honey to a viscous "pastry cream".
  • With the blunt side of a knife, press a pattern in the shape of a cross on each bun.
  • Spread the pastry cream along these indentations.
  • Preheat the oven to 190 degrees.
  • Bake the rolls at 190 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Reduce the oven heat to 180 degrees and bake for another 12-15 minutes.
  • Remove the finished hot cross buns from the oven and brush each bun with honey.


The rich taste of the spicy Easter rolls unfolds when they are still warm!


  • Food processor
  • Knife
  • Dough card
  • Spoon
  • Mortar
  • Flour sifter
  • Bowl
  • Baking pan


Calories: 416kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 8gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 81mgPotassium: 183mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 662IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 3mg

* The nutritional values in this recipe are approximate and may differ slightly from the actual value.

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