Julia's Hot Cross Buns

Julia's Hot Cross Buns


"I adapted this for a bread machine from an old recipe. We always have these on Easter morning."


servings 191 cals
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Original recipe yields 15 servings



  • Calories:
  • 191 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 3.8 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.2g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 197 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place milk, 3/8 cup water, egg, salt, white sugar, butter or margarine, cinnamon, nutmeg, peel, bread flour, yeast, and raisins in the pan of the bread machine. Select the Dough setting, and Start.
  2. Form into 15 rolls. Place into a greased 13 x 9 inch pan. Let rise for one hour.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool.
  4. Make icing with confectioners' sugar and 1 tablespoon water. Drizzle over buns in the shape of cross.
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  1. 26 Ratings


These buns had the *best* flavor of any hot cross buns I've ever tasted. The grated orange peel and other spices went very well together and the flavor was excellent. I used dried cranberries ...

I think a big part of this tradition is to cut crosses into the buns with floured scissors or sharp knife just before egg-washing them. Then you can spoon the icing into the grooved crosses afte...

Very good. I added about 1/4 more sugar to the batter. To make them more traditional, I made a soft paste with equal parts flour and water, and piped it in crosses before baking the buns. This ...

I brought these to a morning meeting and got universal raves. Better than any I've had. I will definitely make them again!

Very good. Next time I think I'll up the yeast by 1/2 tsp. as I thought they should have risen a little more (in comparison with my non-machine recipe).

My 4 year old nephew ate 3 of these on Good Friday afternoon with coffee. He said to make them again, "a lot". Very easy and delicious.

mine did not rise well i will be adding more yeast to the recipe

The buns were very good and easy to make. It was nice to try and have during Easter time. Dave

These Hot Cross Buns are absolutely wonderful. We will most likely enjoy them year round instead of just at Easter.