I really look forward to baking hot cross buns each Easter. And each Easter I try a new recipe or tweak one of my old ones. They’re all delicious – I’ve never met a hot cross bun I didn’t like!
So I’m a bit late this year, but I will be making the 2022 version later this week.
But in the meantime, here are the links to my favourite hot cross buns, from the experts from the Great British Bake-off, to Jamie Oliver and Paul Hollywood, to my own sourdough version.
So long as the buns are beautifully baked a deep golden brown and served with lashings of butter, you can’t go wrong.
Great British Bakeoff Hot Cross Buns: https://thequirkandthecool.com/2019/04/19/hot-cross-buns-great-british-bake-off/
A great recipe with lots of fruit and spice including an apple.
Jamie Oliver Inspired Hot Cross Buns: https://thequirkandthecool.com/2016/03/26/hot-cross-buns-jamie-oliver-inspired/
I like this recipe with stem ginger in the original bread mix plus cranberries as well as sultanas in the fruit.
Paul Hollywood’s Hot Cross Buns:https://thequirkandthecool.com/2015/04/03/paul-hollywoods-hot-cross-buns/
A bit more work with this recipe with 3 provings but a great resulting flavour.
Sourdough Hybrid Hot Cross Buns:https://thequirkandthecool.com/2021/03/23/sourdough-hybrid-hot-cross-buns/
If you have a sourdough starter, my recipe makes a delicious hot cross bun with a beautiful flavour!