Hot Cross Buns

DessertServes 8

Why not give this Easter Bun recipe from the team at Side Oven Bakery a whirl and perfect your baking ahead of the big day. For more details on Side Oven Bakery’s upcoming events and workshops please visit


140g  white flour
25g   sugar
25g   yeast
275ml  milk

The Dough
310g white flour
40g butter or margarine
25g sugar
1 egg
5g salt

175g sultanas
75g raisins

Cross Mix
100g white flour
10g veg oil
Large pinch baking powder
90ml water


  1. Fermentation ingredients: mix well, cover and leave to rise and drop - preferably in a warm place.
  2. For the dough, mix and knead until the dough is soft and shiny and comes away from the hand. Cover and leave to prove.
  3. Once proved add fruit and mould into approx 100g buns - glaze with egg wash and leave to prove.
  4. Mix the Cross Mix to a smooth soft paste (adjust water if needed) and pipe crosses on the buns.
  5. Bake in hot oven 190’c for 12 mins.Best eaten piping hot straight out of the oven! Happy Easter!