3 ways with hot cross buns

3 ways to flavour hot cross buns

Want tasty twists on this classic Easter bake? Discover BBC Good Food's three new fabulous flavours you can make with a few clever ingredient swaps.

It wouldn’t be Easter without a hot cross bun and you can never have too many delicious recipes. Here, we bring you novel ideas for the staunchly sweet-toothed, booze lovers and die-hard cheese fans. Take your pick and don’t forget the butter…

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Three twists on hot cross buns…  

Blueberry & lemon

Hot cross buns

Using lemon zest instead of the traditional orange and a handful of frozen blueberries transforms these buns into a fresh and fruity citrus treat. 

Try our blueberry & lemon hot cross bun recipe.

 

Boozy tropical fruit & chocolate

Hot cross buns

These unusual chocolate covered buns are stuffed full to bursting with rum-soaked fruit, perfect for an afternoon tea with a twist or a sweet afternoon snack. 

Try our tipsy fruit hot cross bun recipe.

Flauona-style

Hot cross buns

Add sesame seeds, mint and salty halloumi cheese for a Cypriot take on hot cross buns. Trust us – it works. 

Try our flauona-style hot cross bun recipe

 

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Our hot cross bun hub has all you need to know about these beautiful buns, plus non-traditionalists might want to check out our guide to 8 things you’ve never done with a hot cross bun

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What’s your favourite hot cross bun twist? Let us know in the comments below…