Thursday, April 28, 2011


For the dough
450 – 500 grams flour
200 ml lukewarm milk
125 ml lukewarm water
2 ½ teaspoon active dry yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
60 grams sugar
½ teaspoon salt
60 grams butter, melted
¼ teaspoon allspice
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
2 eggs
100 grams currants
50 grams diced citron
For the egg glaze
1 egg
For the lemon glaze
150 grams powdered sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 ½ tablespoons milk

Combine 125 grams of flour, milk, water, yeast, and 1 tablespoon sugar. Beat with an electric mixer until combined and set in a warm place until frothy. Add in the remaining sugar, salt, melted and cooled butter and spices to the sponge. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add 125 grams of flour once again and beat for 5 minutes with electric mixer. Gradually add in the remaining flour, currants, and diced citron.
Turn out onto floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes). Place in a greased bowl, turning to grease top of dough. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and set in a warm place until doubled in size. Punch down the risen dough and turn it out onto lightly floured surface and knead lightly for 2 minutes. Divide the dough into 24 equal parts and shape into buns. Place well apart on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise until almost doubled in size (about 30 minutes). Make a cross on each bun with a razor blade or a very sharp knife.
Brush with egg yolk beaten with 1 tablespoon of water. Bake in a preheated oven at 190˚C for 15-20 minutes or until golden in colour. Let them cool on a wire rack. If desired, mix the ingredients for the glaze and drizzle it over the buns in a cross design.


  1. Obožavam ovakva peciva <3 odlično draga!!!

  2. Pa, ovo su pravi slatki kolacici, samo sto ne zamirisu preko ekrana!;)))

  3. What tasty looking hot cross buns!

  4. Beautiful (as usual)! I'm glad you found the dough easy to work with. It's the kind of thing that's quite easy to make at any time, but makes a really special bun. Thanks for taking part in the challenge. :)

  5. Tina, these really look delicious. I love hot cross buns and would love to have one of yours with my coffee this morning. I hope you have a greta day. Blessings...Mary

  6. Hvala cure :)
    Peggy, Mary, thank you so much :)
    Sarah, coming from you, this compliment means a lot to me :))
    The dough was amazing to work with and I will be making them again on Saturday :)
    Thank you for the lovely challenge :))

  7. The crosses look excellent - I love the rustic look. The buns are beautifully round and golden. Suddenly hungry...

  8. Savršeni su!!! Obožavam ovakva peciva :)

  9. wow, krasna su! jako si ih lijepo sredila:))

  10. Da da nema Uskrsa gde ja zivim bez hot crossbuns .pa puter kad se razmili po njima .Oh..zivot je lep;)

  11. Hvala devojke :)

    Thank you El for your lovely comment :)

  12. Beautiful buns! I like to cram mine full of fruit but these look like a lovely simpler version for every day :-)


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