Hot Cross Buns - Bread Machine

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is the BEST and EASIEST recipe for hot cross buns. I make a few batches of them every Easter and they never last long.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put all ingredients except fruit into bread machine.
  2. Set for dough.
  3. Add fruit at signal.
  4. Lightly oil 9x13 pan.
  5. When dough is ready, remove and punch down.
  6. Cut into 18-24 pieces.
  7. Roll each into a ball.
  8. Place balls 1/2" apart in pan.
  9. Cover and rise in warm place until doubled (about 1 hour).
  10. Cut cross into top with sharp knife.
  11. Bake 12-15 minutes @ 375.
  12. Make glaze adding sugar or milk to make consistency to drizzle but not run.
  13. Let rolls cool slightly and drizzle icing in cuts.
Most Helpful

These buns were the best!! The dough turns out the softest baked buns. I followed the ingredients as written. I changed a few things baking them though after looking on the bbc food website. I baked the buns at 475F for 9 minutes. Before baking I made a flour paste from 2 TBS flour and 2 TBS water. Mixed it in a baggie and piped it in the cut crosses. This turned out more authentic to the buns I ate whilst in England. After baking I brush them with sugar glaze. I think this is some of the best homemade bread I have ever made!

henneygl2 April 12, 2011

Easy, easy, easy! Not to mention great tasting, light and fluffy. I cut mine into 16 as that seemed to fit the 13 x 8 dish perfectly. Unglazed they are great toasted too. Thanks for sharing!

Stardustannie June 28, 2010

Mmmmmm! We *loved* these! I reduced the butter to 1/4 cup, as someone else had suggested, and put in raisins, currants, and cut up dried apricots. I watched the machine as it was mixing, and did add more flour. Not sure how much more. I cut the crosses in quite deeply, and could see them when they came out of the oven. Will definitely be making these again. Thanks, Oster71.

strangemk ; ) April 10, 2010