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

Hot cross bun collectionOur best-ever hot cross bun recipes

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




Best hot cross buns on testThe best hot cross buns to buy

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




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

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




Paul Hollywood: How to make the best hot cross buns

Expert tips to make sure your Easter baking goes as smoothly as possible.




How to make hot cross buns

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




Hot cross hackNext level hot cross bun & lemon pudding

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




Our top bun recipes:

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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