Fluffy hot cross buns ➕

Fluffy hot cross buns ➕

Hi my loves! 

Easter is nearly here so I wanted to share my favourite hot cross bun recipe. You can really add anything to these like choc chips, dried sultanas/figs, apricots, dates or walnuts to name a few. 

The best part is, it’s easy to make and you can find all the ingredients at your local grocery shop. 

Let me know if you make it! 

Happy Easter, 

Beth x



Ingredients ——


  • spray oil 
  • 250ml milk (I did oat)
  • 7g yeast
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • crack salt 
  • 2 3/4 cup wholemeal plain flour (can also use gluten free flour) and more for kneading! 
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp orange zest 
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted 
  • 1 large egg (beaten lightly) 


  • plain flour or gluten free flour
  • water


Method —

  1. spray a baking dish with oil 
  2. heat a small saucepan over low heat and pour the milk into the saucepan, heating until lukewarm (don’t let it simmer, you need it warm but not hot)
  3. remove the saucepan from the heat and add the yeast, salt and maple syrup and stir. Set a timer for 10 minutes and let the mixture sit. It will start to get foamy which is perfect, it means the yeast is active
  4. while you wait, add the flour, spices and orange zest and mix
  5. add the yeast mix, coconut oil and egg and mix until a sticky dough begins to form
  6. place the dough onto a floured surface and knead it for 5 minutes. Add extra flour as needed until it isn’t sticky. I added a fair bit! 
  7. add the dough to the bowl, cover it with a damp tea towel and set it aside for 1 hour to allow the dough to rise. 
  8. After the hour, divide the dough into 8 and place them into the baking dish (they can be touching)
  9. for the crosses, mix the flour and water in a bowl and mix until it becomes a smooth paste
  10. fill a piping bag (or plastic zip lock bag with the corner cut off) with the paste and make a cross across each bun
  11. bake on 180 c for 20 - 25 minutes or until the buns are golden on top
  12. to serve, cut them in half and spread them with your favourite topping. I did butter and it was 10/10
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