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How I make Hot Cross Buns

Updated on July 14, 2016
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Hot Cross Buns For Good Friday

A Hot Cross Bun is a sweet slightly spicy bun that is made using raisins or currants. The top of the bun is marked with a cross that is made from icing.

The cross over the top of the bun represents the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Traditionally the bun is served on Good Friday.

In my house we have them for breakfast on Easter morning.

Since we are not big fans of raisins or currants, I instead make an Orange Pecan Bun. The top is decorated with white icing in the shape of a cross, and I call it a Hot Cross Bun.

Although, not a true hot cross bun, it works for my family...


Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 1 hour 20 min
Yields: 12 Buns

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Tbsp. Orange Marmalade
  • 3 Cups Bread Flour
  • 1 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 Tsp. Salt
  • 2 Tsps. Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/2 Cup Orange Marmalade
  • 1/3 Cup Pecans, toasted and chopped
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • Vanilla Glaze
  1. Measure carefully, all ingredients except 1/2 cup marmalade, the pecans, egg and Vanilla Glaze in bread machine pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer.
  2. Select Dough/Manuel cycle. Do not use delay cycle.
  3. Remove dough from pan, using lightly floured hands. Cover and let sit for 10 minutes on a lightly floured surface.
  4. Grease a large cookie sheet. Mix 1/2 cup marmalade and the pecans, set aside. Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Flatten each piece into a 3 1/2 inch circle. Place 1 rounded teaspoon marmalade mixture on the center of each circle. Bring edges of dough up over filling: pinch edges to seal. Place buns, pinched sides down and about 2 inches apart, on cookie sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm place 30 to 45 minutes or until double in size ( dough is ready when indentation remains when touched)
  5. Heat oven to 350. Brush egg over buns. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. With vanilla Glaze drizzle over buns in the shape of a cross.
  6. NOTE: Toast pecans in a 350 oven in a shallow pan, stirring them occasionally so that they toast evenly. This will take about 10 minutes.
  7. Vanilla Glaze: 1 Cup powder Sugar, 1 TBSP. Milk or Water and a 1/2 Tsp. Vanilla. Mix all ingredients until smooth and spreadable.
  8. You can cover buns with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 48 hours before baking...This is what I do in order to have them for Easter Sunday Morning.
3 stars from 1 rating of Orange Pecan Buns
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 185
Calories from Fat315
% Daily Value *
Fat 35 g54%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Unsaturated fat 3 g
Carbohydrates 33 g11%
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 5 g10%
Cholesterol 20 mg7%
Sodium 220 mg9%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

How To Make Hot Cross Buns

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    • faythef profile image

      Faythe F. 4 years ago from USA

      Oh My Gosh they look so good...saving this recipe voting up across the board and sharing..thank you

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      Letha G. 4 years ago from USA

      These are great especially on holidays.

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      Faythe F. 4 years ago from USA

      These would be great on any day..

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Canada

      These look delicious if only I had the ingredients to make them now. Voted up

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      Letha G. 4 years ago from USA

      They are delicious!

    • faythef profile image

      Faythe F. 4 years ago from USA

      going to buy the ingredients for this ..hope I can get time to actually make them

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      Letha G. 4 years ago from USA

      Hi faythef..I do hope you will have time to make them..

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      Eileen Goodall 4 years ago from Buckinghamshire, England

      I like to put apples, orange and lemon peel in mine - they are a truly delicious addition.

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      stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      These look so delicious. God Bless You.

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      Letha G. 4 years ago from USA

      Thank You stars439...they are delicious..I appreciate the blessing.. God Bless You as well..

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      Letha G. 4 years ago from USA

      Oh that sounds good too

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      These sound totally delightful . I have never had hot cross buns, but I have certainly heard the little song about them. It is good to know they really exist, and they sound simply delicious.

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      Letha G. 4 years ago from USA

      They are delicious rebeccamealy and they have really become a fun part of season for my family, the kids and the grands expect them now..LOL

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      passionate77 4 years ago

      very through recipe, nice and delicious one, i would also try, thanks for sharing letha dear, stay blessed hny!

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      Letha G. 4 years ago from USA

      Thank You passionate77

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