Find out how to create great handmade Easter hot cross buns in your bread maker with our video instruction.



Are you a fan of hot cross buns? Willing to give your own attempt at making it a shot? Why not get more out of your bread maker by letting it do the hard work for you and getting more out of the features it already has? With the help of our comprehensive tutorial, which walks you through each step of the process, you will learn how to operate your bread machine to produce hot cross buns, which will allow you to savour freshly baked, flavorful spiced buns throughout the Easter season and beyond. Watch our recipe video down below, and then continue reading for the written instructions, which include suggestions for alternative preparations that you may test out if you’re feeling really daring. You can still create the buns even if you don’t have a bread maker; all you have to do is mix and knead the dough by hand, then let it prove before you cut it and shape it into buns.


1. Take the baking pan out of your bread machine.

. After you’ve added the yeast to the pan, proceed to add the rest of the dry ingredients. Add the salt at the very end, taking care to prevent it from coming into contact with the yeast. After that, incorporate the butter, milk, and egg that has been beaten.

2. Position the pan into the apparatus.

Add the sultanas and mixed peel now if the fruit dispenser on your bread maker allows you to do so. In any other case, select the mode that corresponds to basic raisin dough and then push the start button. When it is time to add the dried fruit, your bread machine will emit a beeping sound.

3. After the dough cycle has completed (this will take approximately two hours and fifty minutes, depending on your model), remove the pan from the oven while wearing oven gloves.

Turn the dough out onto a surface that has been lightly dusted with flour. Using a sharp knife, cut it into 12 even rolls, and then shape each of those rolls into a round bun.

4. Grease your baking trays and line them with parchment paper, then arrange the rolls on the paper.

Using a small, sharp knife, cut a cross into the centre of each roll. Leave the buns to rise in a warm area of your home for around forty minutes, or until they have doubled in size, and then cover them with clingfilm that has been lightly greased.

5. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius, or 200 degrees Celsius if it has a fan oven.

In the meantime, fashion the crosses by combining the flour and sugar in the appropriate proportions. To create a thick paste that can still be piped, start by adding two tablespoons of water, and then add a third if necessary. Put the mixture into a piping bag and use it to decorate the buns with crosses. 6. Bake the buns at a temperature of 200 degrees Celsius for ten to fifteen minutes, or until they have a golden brown colour and a hollow sound when tapped. 7. While the buns are baking, prepare the glaze by combining the sugar and milk in a bowl. Immediately after removing the buns from the oven, use a pastry brush to coat them with the glaze and set aside. 8. Enjoy! Advice and suggestions for making hot cross buns in a bread machine