Hot cross buns – recipes and tips

We've compiled all of our finest hot cross bun recipes, guides and novel alternatives to give you a one-stop-shop for all your Easter baking needs.

Hot cross buns on tray

Looking for the top hot cross buns this Easter? Our comprehensive guide is here to help- whether you're making your own our buying one of our supermarket picks.

Find our top tips, festive recipes and best buys.

Our best-ever hot cross bun recipes

Hot cross bun recipes
Bake the best buns using our classic recipes and clever twists on the original formula. 

Hot cross bun recipes

The best hot cross buns to buy

The best hot cross buns 2019
We blind taste tested supermarket buns to bring you our top picks. For more, see the full results of our Easter Taste Awards 2020.

The best hot cross buns


Unique hot cross bun ideas

Cheesy buns

Need some Easter inspiration for your spare hot cross buns? Look no further.

7 things you've never done with a hot cross bun


How to make the best hot cross buns

7 things you’ve never done with a hot cross bunExpert tips to make sure your Easter baking goes as smoothly as possible.

Paul Hollywood: How to make the best hot cross buns


How to make hot cross buns

How to make hot cross buns
A video guide to get you through the trickiest bits of making great hot cross buns. 

How to make hot cross buns


Next level hot cross bun lemon pudding

Lemon bun pudding
Use up surplus buns in our zesty baked bread & butter-style dessert. 

Next level hot cross bun & lemon pudding


Our top bun recipes:

Chocolate buns on tray

Hot cross muffin buns

Hot cross buns

Cheesy hot cross buns

Lemon & marzipan hot cross buns

Chocolate & spice hot cross buns

Cranberry & orange hot cross buns

Hot cross cookies

Hot cross bun ring with spiced honey butter

Easy hot cross buns

Bun & butter pudding

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