Hot Cross Buns

Preparation info
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Appears in
The Ultimate Bread Machine Cookbook

By Jennie Shapter

Published 2010

  • About

The traditional cross on these Easter buns originates from early civilization and probably symbolized the four seasons; it was only later used to mark Good Friday and the Crucifixion.


  • 210 ml/ fl oz/scant 1 cup milk
  • 1


  1. Pour the milk and egg into the bread pan. Reverse the order in which you add the liquid and dry ingredients if your machine requires this.

  2. Sprinkle over the flour, ensuring that it covers the liquid. Add the mixed spice and cinnamon. Place the salt, sugar and butter in separate corners of the pan. Make a shallow indent in the centre of the flour and a