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...
Three twists on hot cross buns...
Blueberry & lemon
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
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.
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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