Try Making Your Own Hot Cross Buns…yum, yum!

Pull-Apart Hot Cross Buns 

“Infused with cardamom spice, these taste as wonderful as they smell. These buns are requested by family and friends every Easter and they are easy to make in your bread machine!”
Prep Time:10 Min        Cook Time:20 Min     Ready In:2 Hrs


Original Recipe Yield 12 buns



  • 7 g active dry yeast
  • 60 ml water
  • 530 g all-purpose flour
  • 2 g salt
  • 100 g white sugar
  • 2 g ground cardamom
  • 295 ml lukewarm milk
  • 115 g butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 40 g golden raisins (optional)
  • 40 g dried cherries (optional)
  • 30 g dried cranberries (optional)
  • 315 g confectioners’ sugar
  • 60 ml milk
  • 5 ml almond extract


  1. Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water and let stand until dissolved, about 5 minutes. Place the flour, salt, sugar, cardamom, 1 1/4 cups of milk, butter and egg into the bread machine. Pour the yeast mixture on top. Close the lid and set the machine for the Dough setting. If using raisins, dried cherries or dried cranberries, add them at the beep.
  2. When the dough has finished, divide into 12 portions and shape into balls. Place them into a greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside to rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Remove the plastic wrap from the rolls. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Make frosting by whisking together the confectioners’ sugar, 1/4 cup of milk and almond extract until smooth. When the buns are cool, drizzle frosting over them in a cross shape.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 408 | Total Fat: 9.2g | Cholesterol: 40mg  
Powered by ESHA Nutrient Database


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