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Homemade Hot Cross Buns

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  • Author: Katrina
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 12 1x


Hot cross buns, scones, scrolls and more. Loads of homemade hot cross bun recipes, from healthy, paleo to naughty with chocolate.




  • zest of 1/2 lemon or lime (optional)
  • 250g full cream milk
  • 1 tbsp dried instant yeast or 40g fresh yeast
  • 500g baker’s flour
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 70g butter, softened
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 100g sultanas
  • 70g currants
  • 80g plain flour
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 100g water


  1. Place lemon or lime zest (if using) into thermomix bowl – 10 sec / speed 9
  2. Set aside
  3. Place milk and yeast into bowl – 3 min / 70C / speed 1
  4. Add flour, salt, butter, sugar, egg, cinnamon and nutmeg – 6 sec / speed 7
  5. Knead – 2-3 min / closed lid / knead function
  6. Add sultanas, currants and reserved zest – 10 sec / reverse / speed 5
  7. Preheat oven to 220C
  8. Line a baking tray with baked paper and set aside
  9. Transfer dough onto ThermoMat or a lightly floured bench top and work into a ball
  10. Wrap in the ThermoMat, or place into a bowl and cover with a tea towel
  11. Allow to prove in a warm place for 30 minutes, or until doubled in size
  12. Knock down dough and divide into 12 equal-sized pieces
  13. Form into rolls and place close together onto prepared baking tray
  14. Set aside to prove again
  15. Place baking tray into oven and bake 10-15 mins, or until golden brown
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 50 mins
  • Category: Easter

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