Thyme's Hot Cross Buns

by Thyme Recipes 13 Apr 17

Thyme's Hot Cross Buns

Happy Easter from the team at Thyme


For the crosses:

For the glaze:


  1. Warm the milk and butter until the butter has melted and the milk is tepid.  Beat the egg in a bowl and pour the warm milk mixture over.   Mix to combine.

  2. Sift the flour into a large bowl and add the yeast, a pinch of salt and the spice.
  3. Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and mix until it comes together to a dough.
  4. Tip onto a well floured surface and knead until smooth for about 5/10 minutes. Flatten the dough into a rectangle, then scatter over the fruit and zest, and knead briefly to distribute.
  5. Shape into a round and return to the bowl, cover, and allow to prove for one hour, or until doubled in size.
  6. Turn out onto a floured surface.  Divide into 12 and roll each into a ball, with a knob of marzipan in the centre.
  7. Place on a lined baking sheet, cover and leave in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  8. To make the crosses, mix together the ingredients until you have a paste, and pipe a cross on the top of each bun.
  9. Bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven and brush with the glaze.