Baxter’s Buns Hot Cross Bun Recipe

  • Baxter’s Buns Hot Cross Bun Recipe

Baxter’s Buns Hot Cross Bun Recipe

Easy recipe difficulty rating
Recipe by
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Total Time
recipe time total
170 minutes

Bun Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ Cups Plain Flour
  • ½ Tbs Dry Yeast
  • ¼ Cup Caster Sugar
  • ¾ Cup Milk
  • 1 Tsp All Spice
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • Pinch of Salt

Tea x Butter Infusion

  • 50g/ 1.86 oz Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Scoops of Baxter’s Buns


  • ¼ Cup Flour
  • 2 ½ Tbsp Water


  • ¼ Cup of Water
  • 1 Tbsp Caster Sugar

Method – Make your Tea Infused Butter

  1. Put the butter in a small saucepan and melt over a medium heat until just liquid. Add the tea leaves and continue to heat for 5 minutes on a low heat.
  2. Remove from the heat and stand for another 5 minutes or until the butter is well tinted by the tea leaves. Pour your butter mixture through a fine sieve. Ensure you press hard on the tea leaves and then discard them.
  3. Allow the butter to cool to room temperature.

Method – Make your Buns

  1. Place pre-mixed dry ingredients in a large bowl. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat & then add milk. Heat for 1 minute or until lukewarm.
  2. Add milk and butter mixture to your dry ingredients. Mix until dough almost comes together and then use your hands to finish mixing until it forms a soft dough.
  3. Place dough out onto a flat, floured surface. Knead for 10 minutes, or until dough is smooth. Place into a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Set aside in a warm place for 1 to 1 ½ hours, or until the dough doubles in size.
  4. Line a medium baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
  5. Punch dough down to its original size, knead for 30 seconds on a flat, lightly floured surface until smooth. Divide into 6 even portions, and shape into a ball. Place balls onto a lined tray, roughly 1cm apart & cover with plastic wrap. Set aside in a warm place for 30 minutes, or until the buns double in size. Preheat oven to 190°C/ 374°F fan-force.

Method - Make Flour Paste

  1. Mix flour and water together in a small bowl until smooth, add more water if you need to. Spoon the mixture into a small snap-lock bag. Cut off 1 corner of bag. Pipe flour paste over tops of buns to form crosses.
  2. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until buns are cooked through.

Method - Make Glaze

  1. Place water and sugar into a small saucepan over a low heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves and bring to the boil. Boil for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Brush warm glaze of warm hot cross buns.
  3. Serve!

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