Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Square Hot Cross Buns
submitted by sumit at


Difficulty LevelBit DifficultHealth IndexHealthy


 Dry yeast packages1
 Warm water2 Tablespoon
 Milk1 Cup (16 tbs) (Scalded)
 Sugar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Salt1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Cinnamon1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Currants3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 404 Calories from Fat 71

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.1%

Saturated Fat 4.3 g21.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 22.6 mg

Sodium 3003.5 mg125.1%

Total Carbohydrates 78 g26.1%

Dietary Fiber 6.5 g25.9%

Sugars 68.1 g

Protein 11 g22.7%

Vitamin A 5.5% Vitamin C 57.6%

Calcium 31.6% Iron 13.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Cool to lukewarm.
Add yeast mixture and two well-beaten eggs.
Add two cups of sifted flour and mix.
Add 1/2 cup melted butter and beat well.
Add two more cups of flour gradually.
Mix but do not knead.
Place in greased bowl and grease top of dough.
Cover and chill until firm enough to handle.
Divide dough into 18-20 portions and shape them into buns.
Place on greased cookie sheet.
Cover and set in a warm place until doubled in bulk.
Bake at 400° 10-15 minutes.
Form a cross on each bun with a powdered sugar frosting.