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Hot cross bun recipes

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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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  • Hot cross buns on a baking tray

    Hot cross buns

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.244 ratings

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

  • Dark and light hot cross buns on tray with glazing brush

    Chocolate checkerboard hot cross buns

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    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

  • Lemon & marzipan hot cross buns

    Lemon & marzipan hot cross buns

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.8 ratings

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

  • Hot cross buns on a cooling wrack

    Spiced hot cross buns

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.60 ratings

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

  • A selection of triple-chocolate hot cross buns

    Triple-chocolate hot cross buns

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Try an alternative take on hot cross buns for Easter. These are made with a chocolate-enriched dough, and are studded with milk and white choc chunks

  • A selection of hot cross buns

    Next level hot cross buns

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.8 ratings

    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

  • Double choc hot cross buns

    Double choc hot cross buns

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 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

  • Blueberry and lemon hot cross buns

    Blueberry & lemon hot cross buns

    A star rating of 2.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    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

  • A batch of hot cross cinnamon buns

    Hot cross cinnamon buns

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.7 ratings

    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

  • Chocolate & spice hot cross buns

    Chocolate & spice hot cross buns

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratings

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

  • Chocolate chip hot cross buns

    Chocolate chip hot cross buns

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.12 ratings

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

  • Cheesy hot cross buns

    Cheesy hot cross buns

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.4 ratings

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

  • Hot cross bun & butter pudding

    Hot cross bun & butter pudding

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.33 ratings

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

  • Hot cross bun ring with spiced honey butter

    Hot cross bun ring with spiced honey butter

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.11 ratings

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

  • Cheat's hot-cross buns

    Cheat's hot-cross buns

    A star rating of 3.2 out of 5.5 ratings

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

  • A selection of sourdough hot cross buns

    Sourdough hot cross buns

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.10 ratings

    Enjoy baking sourdough bread? Then you have to give these hot cross buns a go. They take more effort, but the result is some of the best buns you’ll ever taste

  • Vegan hot cross buns served on a tray

    Vegan hot cross buns

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.13 ratings

    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

  • Tipsy fruit hot cross buns

    Chocolate & tropical fruit hot cross buns

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    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

  • Hot cross muffin buns

    Hot cross muffin buns

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.16 ratings

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

  • Cranberry & orange hot cross buns

    Cranberry & orange hot cross buns

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

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

  • Hot cross bread & lemon pudding

    Hot cross bread & lemon pudding

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.25 ratings

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

  • Hot cross bun cupcakes

    Hot cross bun cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.11 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

  • Hot cross cookies

    Hot cross cookies

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.23 ratings

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

  • Hot cross scones

    Hot cross scones

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 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

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