Hot Cross Buns for Easter

Easy & delicious

Tasha's Artisan Foods


– All purpose flour – Wholewheat flour – Cinnamon powder – Nutmeg powder – Clove powder – Zest of lemon – Dried active yeast – Raisins, halved – Dried Cranberries, halved all ingredients below!

step 1

Combine water and yeast in a cup along with a pinch of sugar. Keep aside for 5-7 minutes till frothy.

step 2

In a large bowl, mix both the flours, salt, sugar, lemon zest, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, and clove powder.

step 3

Now add the yeast mixture and oil to the dry ingredients and mix well. Knead well on a floured surface till the dough starts coming together.

step 4

Now mix in the dried fruits. Knead for another 5-10 minutes till the dough is smooth and elastic.

step 5

Transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl, cover with cling wrap and let rise at room temperature until doubled in size.

step 6

Take the dough out on a floured surface, lightly punch it down. Divide the dough into 9 equal sized pieces.

step 7

Roll each piece into a ball and place on the tray. Cover lightly with a tea towel and place in a draft-free warm place to let the double in size.

step 8

Preheat your oven to 200C. Make a thick paste with the flour and water. Transfer to a piping bag, snip off the end and pipe a cross on each of the buns.

step 9

Bake for about 20 minutes, till the buns are golden brown. Transfer them to a cooling rack and serve them warm. Enjoy!