Hot cross buns baked in rows on a tray

Hot cross bun 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. 

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Follow master baker Paul Hollywood's ultimate step-by-step guide to creating perfectly decorated fruit buns

50 mins
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Take a classic Easter treat to another level and bake our chocolate hot cross buns. Split the dough to make dark chocolate orange and white chocolate cherry buns

1 hr and 15 mins
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8 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A zesty twist on an Easter favourite, serve with creamy lemon curd and watch these tasty hot cross buns disappear

1 hr and 15 mins
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56 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of the long Easter weekend and fill the house with the smell of spiced buns baking

2 hrs and 20 mins
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Forget shop-bought and make your own hot cross buns. The beauty of making your own is that you can pack in the spices and dried fruit you want, making them extra special

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
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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 hr and 5 mins
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These citrus hot cross buns make a clever twist on an Easter classic. Try them with a spoonful of lemon curd for a delicious, decadent breakfast

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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Combine a hot cross bun with a cinnamon swirl to make these moreish hot cross cinnamon buns. Perfect for Easter, they're topped with a cream cheese icing

50 mins
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Flecked with dark chocolate, cinnamon, orange zest and plump raisins, these buns make an extra-special Easter treat

1 hr and 5 mins
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Kids can help make these alternative spiced Easter buns - the recipe helps with kneading, shaping, piping and division skills

1 hr
Easy
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The traditional Easter bread gets a savoury spin with cheddar and Parmesan. Serve warm with homemade soup

1 hr and 10 mins
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28 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Like classic bread and butter pudding? Try this twist that uses hot cross buns instead – a great way to use up any Easter leftovers

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
10 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Make these cinnamon-spiced fruit buns into a pretty centrepiece for your Easter table, and serve with a sweet butter

1 hr and 10 mins
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4 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

A bread mix makes these Easter hot-cross buns a simple treat to knock up

2 hrs
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What says Easter better than hot cross buns? Try this vegan version, using dairy-free spread and almond milk. Cinnamon, mixed spice, sultanas and citrus bring all the traditional flavours

55 mins
Easy
Vegan
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Want something a little different from your Easter bake? This easy recipe is packed with boozy rum-soaked fruit and dark chocolate for an indulgent treat

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
15 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Try this light and spicy version of everyone's favourite Easter treat

3 hrs
Easy
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The whole family will love this fruity, spiced Easter bake - get the kids in the kitchen to help mixing, kneading and glazing

1 hr and 7 mins
Easy
23 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
11 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
22 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
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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
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