Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Bakery style Hot Cross Buns (Simple Baking)

Bakery Style Hot Cross Buns (Simple Baking)


  • 200g Bread Flour
  • 50g Plain Flour
  • 1 egg
  • 6g Yeast
  • 35g Butter
  • 100g Chocolate Chips
  • 80-100ml Milk
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon/ Mixed Spice
  • 50g Caster Sugar

For the Roux

  • 50g Bread Flour
  • 70g Hot water

For the Topping

  • 2 Tblsp Plain flour
  •  Enough water


  1. Add Flours, sugar, yeast, egg, Sponge dough, Salt and Cinnamon or mixed spice and Start mixing adding milk little by little until it becomes a soft and smooth dough about 5 min and add butter next and keep on kneading another 10 min.
  2. After put the dough in a greased bowl and leave in a warm place until double in size.
  3. Next add chocolate chips and knead on the bench about 2-3 min.
  4. Cut the dough in to equal parts and roll it as instructed in the video and arrange the buns next to each other leaving space to prove on a baking tray.
  5. Pipe the topping and bake on 180c about 20-25 min.
  6. Cool on wire racks.
  7. You can freeze these and thaw as you needed.

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