Hot cross bun

Hot cross bun recipes

18 Recipes

Bake your own version of this fruity Easter bread. We have classic recipes, as well as new flavours, savoury versions and makeover buns for a twist on tradition. 

Lemon & marzipan hot cross buns

3.5

(5 ratings)

A zesty twist on an Easter favourite, serve with creamy lemon curd and watch these tasty hot cross buns disappear
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Hot cross buns

4.535

(50 ratings)

Make the most of the long Easter weekend and fill the house with the smell of spiced buns baking
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • More effort

Double choc hot cross buns

0

(0 ratings)

An indulgent twist on a traditional Easter treat. If you're a chocolate orange fan, add some zest to the dry dough and soak the raisins in orange juice...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • More effort

Cranberry & orange hot cross buns

5

(2 ratings)

The whole family will love this fruity, spiced Easter bake - get the kids in the kitchen to help mixing, kneading and glazing
  • 1 hour and 7 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate & spice hot cross buns

4.5

(5 ratings)

Flecked with dark chocolate, cinnamon, orange zest and plump raisins, these buns make an extra-special Easter treat
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • More effort

Chocolate chip hot cross buns

5

(3 ratings)

Kids can help make these alternative spiced Easter buns - the recipe helps with kneading, shaping, piping and division skills
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Cheesy hot cross buns

4.583335

(3 ratings)

The traditional Easter bread gets a savoury spin with cheddar and Parmesan. Serve warm with homemade soup
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Gluten-free hot cross buns

2.25

(7 ratings)

Paul Hollywood's fruity bakes are just as delicious when you make some simple swaps to make them wheat-free
  • 50 mins
  • More effort

Cheat's hot-cross buns

3.75

(4 ratings)

A bread mix makes these Easter hot-cross buns a simple treat to knock up
  • 2 hours
  • More effort

Hot cross buns

4.535

(50 ratings)

Make the most of the long Easter weekend and fill the house with the smell of spiced buns baking
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • More effort

Easy hot cross buns

3.447915

(24 ratings)

Delicious warm from the oven, or lightly toasted for tea or breakfast
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort

Hot cross muffin buns

4.125

(14 ratings)

Try this light and spicy version of everyone's favourite Easter treat
  • 3 hours
  • Easy

Hot cross bread & lemon pudding

4.264705

(17 ratings)

Use up your leftover fruit buns in this sumptuous spin on traditional bread and butter pudding - a great spring bake
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Hot cross bun cupcakes

4.84375

(8 ratings)

These cakes have all the fruit and spice of the traditional bun but are quicker to make.Finish with spiced cream cheese frosting crosses
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Hot cross cookies

4.588235

(17 ratings)

Bored of buns? Try these cute cookies instead - sure to become a family favourite
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Hot cross scones

0

(0 ratings)

Simpler than bread-based hot cross buns, these basic scones are an easy win for teatime with kids. They work just as well without the currants, if you prefer
  • 32 mins
  • Easy

Sticky choc-orange hot cross buns

0

(0 ratings)

These glossy, marmalade topped buns are studded with fruit and chocolate and make the perfect Easter bake to serve with a cup of tea
  • 1 hour
  • More effort