Hot cross buns, hot cross buns, one a penny two a penny hot cross buns… Nothing quite says Easter to me than eating a delicious hot cross bun. Whether it’s served hot or cold and covered in butter it’s got to be made. A couple of years ago I started to make my own hot cross buns following a recipe in my grandmother’s cookbook and they tasted even better than the store bought ones. Since then I’ve experimented a little and here are some traditional and less traditional Hot Cross Bun recipe ideas to make and enjoy.
A Dozen Hot Cross Bun Recipes for Easter Baking
Mary Berry is a bit of a baking heroine of mine and this Traditional Hot Cross Bun Recipe of her’s from the BBC is very similar to the one that I found in my grandmother’s cookbook. Just looking at the pictures makes my mouth water.
If you want fresh hot cross buns in the morning then this Overnight Hot Cross Bun Recipe on Alex and Ra Cooks is the one for you – and like them, I also vote for method #2 simple and WOW the smell of those buns on Easter morning AMAZING!
If you are looking for a ‘Healthier’ option then these Paleo Hot Cross buns do work and are ideal if you are giving up grains or refined sugar for lent as well. The full recipe can be found over on Greens of the Stone Age.
If you have a Gluten allergy then these Gluten-Free Hot Cross Buns bake up fantastically and don’t taste any different than the normal hot cross buns.
I saw a Hot Cross Bun loaf in the supermarket a couple of years ago and tried a few different recipes to make one at home. This Hot Cross Bun Loaf from Delicious Magazine works a treat and the tips of preparing it the night you have to do this.
What is better than Hot Cross Buns? How about Cherry and Chocolate Hot Cross Buns! I only wish that my kids hadn’t discovered that they liked cherries otherwise these would all be for me. Find the recipe over on Jamie Oliver’s website.
Think that Hot Cross Buns would be difficult to make – well they don’t have to be this recipe for Easy Easter Hot Cross Buns from Foodness Gracious are so simple to make even if you don’t try any of the others give these ones a go.
Although I love dried fruit it’s not my kids favourite things to eat. So I gave these Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns from Butter Baking a Try and they were delicious. I can really recommend them for those that have an extra sweet tooth that is.
Now I like Hot Cross Buns and I like Muffins so the two together has to be a hit right. And indeed it is this recipe for Hot Cross Muffin Buns from the BBC Good Food site are amazing.
If you’ve got guests Easter weekend and want to wow them why not have a try at this Hot Cross Brioche from Yellow Days. t’s really easy to make and I promise you you don’t have to be a master baker to make it.
Although I’ve shared some really easy recipes above you can’t get much easier than this one for Hot Cross Bun Mug Cake from Farmersgirl kitchen.
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