Dark Raisin Filled Hot Cross Buns Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
DishInterest Group


 Active dry yeast1 Tablespoon
 Warm water1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (105-115°F)
 Flour4 Cup (64 tbs)
 Sugar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Unsalted butter3 Tablespoon, melted
 Warm milk1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (105-115°F)
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Grated nutmeg1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Ground cloves1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Chopped candied orange peel1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Dark raisins1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Confectioners icing1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Glaze1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Egg yolk1
 Water1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3787 Calories from Fat 533

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 61 g93.1%

Saturated Fat 31.1 g155.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 504.6 mg

Sodium 1211.9 mg50.5%

Total Carbohydrates 744 g247.9%

Dietary Fiber 21.8 g87.2%

Sugars 329.4 g

Protein 72 g144.8%

Vitamin A 35.9% Vitamin C 52.3%

Calcium 34.6% Iron 158.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1 Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes.
2 Combine 2 cups flour, sugar, melted butter, egg, and warm milk. Mix thoroughly.
3 Add salt, nutmeg, cloves, and yeast mixture. Mix thoroughly.
4 Knead in orange peel, raisins, and enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead until smooth€”about 10 minutes.
5 Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
6 Punch down dough. Shape into balls of equal size.
7 Place on greased baking sheet. Brush with melted butter. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 30€”45 minutes.
8 Make glaze and brush on loaf. If desired, use scissors to cut a cross. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven about 20€”30 minutes or until done.
9 Cool on wire rack. Frost with Confectioners' Icing, making a cross on top of each bun.