Hot Cross Buns Recipe

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  • 7 -7 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 (1/4 oz) packages active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 cups warm water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 -3 cups raisins
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups water


  1. Mix together the yeast, water and sugar and set aside for a few minutes until the yeast starts to foam.
  2. Mix together the flour, spices and salt.
  3. With a mixer or by hand, mix the flour, eggs and butter into the yeast-water mixture.
  4. Now add the raisins.
  5. The dough will be somewhat sticky, but should pull away from the sides of the bowl and form a ball.
  6. If not, add a little more flour.
  7. Cover with a towel and let it rest in a warm place until it doubles in bulk.
  8. Be sure it's in a large enough bowl to accommodate the new size.
  9. Punch dough down and cut into small 2 1/2-ounce pieces(just eyeball it).
  10. Roll into a ball and place on a baking sheet several inches apart.
  11. When all are lined up, cover again with a towel and put in a warm place away from drafts. Allow to rise for 15-20 minutes.
  12. You'll need more than one baking sheet.
  13. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  14. While waiting, make the 'crosses' by mixing together the flour, water and salt so it's thick enough to pipe through a pastry bag fitted with a small round tip, about an inch in diameter.
  15. Pipe a cross on each risen bun.
  16. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
  17. While the buns are baking, make the glaze. Boil together the sugar, water and corn syrup over moderate heat until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  18. When it looks clear, brush down the sides with a pastry brush dipped in cold water.
  19. Allow to cool.
  20. It'll be sticky, but still brushable.
  21. When the buns are removed from the oven, cool on a wire rack and brush with glaze.
  22. (Please note that the yield is an estimate because it depends on what size you prefer to make your buns.).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2019.69 Kcal (8456 kJ)
Calories from fat 478.21 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 53.13g 82%
Cholesterol 82.34mg 27%
Sodium 5060.79mg 211%
Potassium 1128.42mg 24%
Total Carbs 365.87g 122%
Sugars 99.66g 399%
Dietary Fiber 31.62g 126%
Protein 34.26g 69%
Vitamin C 3.7mg 6%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 16mg 89%
Calcium 713.6mg 71%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 268.55 Kcal (1124 kJ)
Calories from fat 63.58 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.06g 82%
Cholesterol 10.95mg 27%
Sodium 672.9mg 211%
Potassium 150.04mg 24%
Total Carbs 48.65g 122%
Sugars 13.25g 399%
Dietary Fiber 4.2g 126%
Protein 4.56g 69%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 6%
Iron 2.1mg 89%
Calcium 94.9mg 71%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 44
  • 54

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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