Pyrex National Baking Week

Homemade Family Time
16th - 22nd
October 2017

Quick Hot Cross Buns

Cooking time: 
15-30 minutes
Preparation time: 
10-15 minutes

For the Dough
300g Flour
7g yeast (1 sachet)
1 tsp mixed spices
1 tsp salt
50g caster sugar
1 egg
50g softened butter
100g raisins, Sultanas or currants
Grated zest of 1 orange

To finish
1 egg
50g plain flour mixed with water to form a paste.


Mixing Bowl

Baking Tray

  1. Mix the flour, sugar, spice, yeast and salt in a bowl
  2. Slowly add JUST MILK to the mixture then add the butter and egg to form a soft dough. 
  3. Mix in the dried fruits and orange zest.
  4. Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes
  5. Place the dough in a clean bowl, cover with a tea towel and leave to rise for around an hour or until doubled in size.
  6. Once the dough has risen, knock the air out of it and then roll into a baguette shape.
  7. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces, form into bun shapes and place on a lightly floured baking tray.  Cover with a tea towel and allow the buns to rise for a second time for 30 minutes.
  8. Brush with the beaten egg and finish your buns with a cross made from a paste of flour and water.
  9. Now simply bake in the pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes until a lovely, golden brown.