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Easter Buns Recipe

Easter Buns Recipe

These spicy, fruity buns are a much-loved Easter tradition and with most of us staying home this year for Easter, perhaps we should try baking them ourselves. Enjoy freshly-baked, toasted with butter or if you want to stay true to Cape Easter traditions, enjoy with our recipe for pickled curry fish!

Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Makes 6 buns (double the recipe if you would like a dozen!)


For buns

250 g flour

3 ml salt

7,5 ml mixed spice

7,5 ml ground cinnamon

5 ml ground nutmeg

22 ml butter

15 ml sugar

10 g fresh yeast

175 ml water

75 ml mixed dried fruit

For cross

50 ml flour

2,5 ml oil

50 ml milk

1 ml salt

1 ml baking-powder


Sift the flour, salt and spices in a bowl and rub in the butter. Add the sugar.

Dissolve the yeast in warm water. Add to the flour, and knead to form a smooth and glossy dough.

Leave to prove until the mixture has doubled in size.

Knock back the dough, add the fruit and knead lightly.

Divide the dough into 6 neat buns and let them rise on the baking-sheet.

Pipe on the crosses and glaze.

Bake at 220 °C for 20 minutes.


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