Easy hot cross buns recipe for Easter

Easy hot cross buns recipe for Easter

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These days most of us buy hot cross buns from the supermarket - but with our easy recipe you can make your own delicious Easter buns.

Just watch the one-minute video (on the right) to find out how to make them!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

490g strong white flour
7g easy bake yeast
2tbsp caster sugar
200g dried fruit
1½ tsps mixed spice
1tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt
Zest of an orange
50g butter, melted
250ml warm milk
1 RSPCA Assured egg, whisked
2tbsp water, 2 tbsp sugar

Video: https://vimeo.com/207438900

Don't forget to look for the RSPCA Assured logo when buying eggs! 

Hens on the RSPCA Assured scheme are cared for to RSPCA welfare standards and aren't kept in cages.

You’ll find RSPCA Assured eggs at:

Hot cross bun facts

  • Hot cross buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday and mark the end of Lent
  • One story goes that the hot cross bun originated in St Albans - the ‘Alban bun’ was given to the poor on Good Friday
  • There are lots of superstitions about hot cross buns. One is that if you take hot cross buns on board a ship they’ll help prevent shipwreck

When is Easter 2018?

In 2018, Good Friday is on 30 March (a bank holiday in the UK) and Easter Sunday is on 1 April.

Easter Monday - a bank holiday in the UK and Republic of Ireland - is on 2 April.