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Wonderful recipe! I've made these twice and everytime they turn out perfect! I did change the actual cross bit though as I didn't have ready made pastry in the house. I used 80g of plain flour, 80mls of water and 2 teaspoons of sugar mixed together to make a thick paste which I piped onto the buns and baked as usual.

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thebakinggoddess April 26, 2011

Excellent recipe, I didn't change a thing. I have made these a couple of times now and they are wonderful. Just the right amount of spices and fruit. After trying a few different recipes for Hot Cross Buns, this is now my 'go to' recipe.

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cbvsad April 23, 2011

I made these today with my granddaughters helping and they turned out de-lishous! I didn't do the pastry crosses, just cut a cross in the top of each bun. Didn't ice them either... but the buns were so tender. Followed the recipe for the buns exactly and used a mixture of dried cherries, blueberries, cranberries, and raisins... and it was perfect. I'm looking forward to splitting and toasting the leftovers for breakfast.

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Impera_Magna April 09, 2010

Made this recipe for the first time today. Very tasty and easy to make. :) will definitely be making again!

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dwatson27 March 24, 2013

Just made this recipe today. The dough spread quite a bit after they were shaped, so they were not perfect round shaped buns, but squarish pull apart shaped instead. They were soft and fluffy though and smelt fantastic. I had one earlier with a generous lashing of lightly salted butter. Very nice indeed.

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nataliepeh April 08, 2012

These are the first Hot Cross Buns I have ever made. Wow we were so impressed, they are so tasty and light. I increased the spices the second time around as we like the extra flavour. See my photo, I am so pleased with the results.

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eggfrog April 02, 2012

These were delicious, and oh-so-easy! They also smelled incredible. For the dried fruit I added: cherries, blueberries, raisins, and cranberries.

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Lightly Toasted April 06, 2010

It was unseasonably hot here today, but these are definitely worth heating up my non-airconditioned kitchen for! I used untraditional dried cranberries, and added the butter with the milk instead of after the flour. I just marked the crosses on top. The buns are lovely and light, with a very subtle spice flavor. They are the only fruit buns I have ever seen my son eat voluntarily! I don't think there'll be any left to toast! Thanks for posting! Made for Spring 2010 PAC.

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Chocolatl April 01, 2010

Yet another easy to follow recipe with excellent results. I skipped the ready made pastry and made my own crosses with a little bit of the hot cross bun dough. These baked perfectly in 15 minutes. For the dried fruit I added: cranberries, raisins, currants and tart cherries. Also, added zest of one orange. Perfect!

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COOKGIRl March 29, 2010
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