Hot Cross Bun Recipe What Olivia Did Hot Cross Bun Recipe What Olivia Did I can't work out whether posting a hot cross bun recipe after Easter is a little like posting a mince pie recipe after Christmas- but in my opinion these little fruity buns of goodness make for pretty tasty breakfast treats all year round- and even better if they're toasted and lathered in salty butter- mmmm! Regardless, the fact they're homemade and can be eaten fresh from the oven is satisfying in itself, and makes making them totally justifiable all year round, but just make sure to leave a couple of hours before you actually eat them- there's a little bit of waiting in this recipe- so let's crack on!

You will need:
- 350g strong white bread flour
- 100g wholemeal bread flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 tablespoons caster sugar
- 2 tsp of mixed spice
- 1 x 7g sachet fast action yeast
- 50g unsalted butter
- 125g mixed fruit
- 2 eggs
- 175ml lukewarm milk
- 4 extra tablespoons of flour for the top cross!
- 3 tablespoons runny honey (mixed with water)
- Piping bag/Baking tray!

1. Mix both of your flours into a bowl and add the salt, sugar, spices and yeast in too and blend with your clean hands!
Hot Cross Bun Recipe What Olivia Did
2. Add your butter into the mix and rub in until the mix looks a little like bread crumbs. Add in your dried fruit and mix again!

3. Whisk the eggs and milk together until it forms a yellowy mixture (technical). Add this into your flour mixture and gently mix everything together with a wooden spoon (and then your hands again) until everything is combined! If there are extra crumbs left just add a drop of milk to help everything blend.
Hot Cross Bun Recipe What Olivia Did
4. Sprinkle some flour onto your worktop, and then tip your dough on top- before kneading until it becomes a little more elastic- this should take about 5 minutes (put some welly into it)!

5. Set your dough to one side for 10 minutes underneath the bowl, and then knead for another 5 minutes until it's super soft and easy to work.
Hot Cross Bun Recipe What Olivia Did
6. Pop your dough back into your bowl and cover with cling film for an hour to prove in a warm room (at this point it should rise a significant amount)- and once it's risen divide your dough into 12 pieces on your floured counter. Once you've done this line a baking tray with some greaseproof paper.

7. Shape each piece of dough into a neat ball, and then place them spread out onto your baking tray, making sure they are well spread. Cover the dough with some cling film and leave for another 40 minutes to rise again (trust me, it'll be worth it)!
Hot Cross Bun Recipe What Olivia Did
8. After 20 minutes, heat up your oven to 200 degrees an then prepare the paste for the cross (simply add the 4 tbs flour and 4tbs water to make a mixture a little like thick icing) before piping it across your buns! Then bake for 15 minutes, or until goldeny brown!

9. Take your runny honey mixture and gently brush over the buns to make a glossy glaze as a finishing touch, and leave to cool a little before eating!
Hot Cross Bun Recipe What Olivia Did
If you give these a go yourself don't forget to use the hashtag #bakewithliv so I can see! Also, let me know if there's any recipes you'd like to see!


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Hot Cross Bun Recipe What Olivia Did Hot Cross Bun Recipe What Olivia Did I can't work out whether posting a hot cross bun recipe after Easter is a little like posting a mince pie recipe after Christmas- but in my opinion these little fruity buns of goodness make for pretty tasty breakfast treats all year round- and even better if they're toasted and lathered in salty butter- mmmm! Regardless, the fact they're homemade and can be eaten fresh from the oven is satisfying in itself, and makes making them totally justifiable all year round, but just make sure to leave a couple of hours before you actually eat them- there's a little bit of waiting in this recipe- so let's crack on!

You will need:
- 350g strong white bread flour
- 100g wholemeal bread flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 tablespoons caster sugar
- 2 tsp of mixed spice
- 1 x 7g sachet fast action yeast
- 50g unsalted butter
- 125g mixed fruit
- 2 eggs
- 175ml lukewarm milk
- 4 extra tablespoons of flour for the top cross!
- 3 tablespoons runny honey (mixed with water)
- Piping bag/Baking tray!

1. Mix both of your flours into a bowl and add the salt, sugar, spices and yeast in too and blend with your clean hands!
Hot Cross Bun Recipe What Olivia Did
2. Add your butter into the mix and rub in until the mix looks a little like bread crumbs. Add in your dried fruit and mix again!

3. Whisk the eggs and milk together until it forms a yellowy mixture (technical). Add this into your flour mixture and gently mix everything together with a wooden spoon (and then your hands again) until everything is combined! If there are extra crumbs left just add a drop of milk to help everything blend.
Hot Cross Bun Recipe What Olivia Did
4. Sprinkle some flour onto your worktop, and then tip your dough on top- before kneading until it becomes a little more elastic- this should take about 5 minutes (put some welly into it)!

5. Set your dough to one side for 10 minutes underneath the bowl, and then knead for another 5 minutes until it's super soft and easy to work.
Hot Cross Bun Recipe What Olivia Did
6. Pop your dough back into your bowl and cover with cling film for an hour to prove in a warm room (at this point it should rise a significant amount)- and once it's risen divide your dough into 12 pieces on your floured counter. Once you've done this line a baking tray with some greaseproof paper.

7. Shape each piece of dough into a neat ball, and then place them spread out onto your baking tray, making sure they are well spread. Cover the dough with some cling film and leave for another 40 minutes to rise again (trust me, it'll be worth it)!
Hot Cross Bun Recipe What Olivia Did
8. After 20 minutes, heat up your oven to 200 degrees an then prepare the paste for the cross (simply add the 4 tbs flour and 4tbs water to make a mixture a little like thick icing) before piping it across your buns! Then bake for 15 minutes, or until goldeny brown!

9. Take your runny honey mixture and gently brush over the buns to make a glossy glaze as a finishing touch, and leave to cool a little before eating!
Hot Cross Bun Recipe What Olivia Did
If you give these a go yourself don't forget to use the hashtag #bakewithliv so I can see! Also, let me know if there's any recipes you'd like to see!


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27 comments:

  1. delish!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  2. Yum! These look AMAZING! <3
    x
    Bobbi

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  3. Such a great and delicious recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I loveee hot cross buns! These look delicious! Will defiantly be trying out this recipe! Xx

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  5. ah these look soo good! think i need to bake this very soon!

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  6. These look sooooo delicious, definitely going to give them a go.

    Jess x

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  7. Yummy! I'd love to make my own hot cross buns as I don't always like the flavour of shop bought ones so being able to change it to my tastes would be great. My colleagues are stupified by the fact that I haven't made these before (they're Italian and make everything from scratch!) xxx
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  8. I love hot cross buns!! I definitely;y don't think you just have to eat them at easter! x

    India Charlotte♥

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  9. Oh wow! These look so dang scrummy Liv x

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  10. thanks for the recipe Liv! Just as I was looking for something scrummy to bake too :) x

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  11. These look to die for! I'll be storing this recipe up for the future.

    Jo xx
    She Wears Burgundy

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  12. YES LIVP, I believe that hot cross buns should be eaten all year round and you have helped that belief one step further.
    These look amazing also! xx

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  13. Oh god! These look so good! I've a huge craving fro hot cross buns now. haha.

    XO, G from grace'd

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  14. These look absolutely amazing, great photos!

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  15. Wow , can't believe you made those x

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  16. Mmmm liv!!!! Hot Cross buns really should be around all year long, and now I am one step closer to the dream! xo

    iamlaurenpotts.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. these look delicious! and I love your food scale. is everything in your life so perfectly stylish??

    love, arielle
    www.asimpleelegance.com

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  18. These look delicious!

    Maria xxx

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  19. they look delicious! x
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  20. Ohhh, these pics make my mouth water! Thank you for the great recipe, I'll try it ASAP! Yummmmm :)
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  21. They look so good! I'm drooling!
    XO
    Jeanne
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