Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns are soft, sweet buns traditionally eaten on Good Friday.

Originally from Anglo-Saxon countries, the recipe has also spread to Canada.

There are many legends surrounding this recipe. It is said to have beneficial effects: a small bite is enough to cure flu or seasonal illnesses.

For some they are a symbol of friendship all year round, for others they protect sailors from shipwrecks and houses from fires.

What is certain is that they are a delicious breakfast!


10 servings


Preparation: 30 minutes - 4 hours rest time

Cooking: 15 minutes

Difficulty: medium


Author: MapleFarm




  • Mix 50g of flour with 25g of water and 4g of brewer’s yeast. Let the dough rest until it has doubled in size.
  • In the planetary mixer put the remaining flour, the previously prepared dough, milk, an egg, lemon peel and maple syrup.
  • Knead until the dough is sticky but homogeneous.
  • Add the salt and continue kneading.
  • Let the dough rest for a few minutes, then resume kneading and gradually add the
  • the butter in small bits. Continue to knead until the dough detaches completely from the bowl.
  • Finally, distribute the sultanas evenly.
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