Blueberry & Lemon Hot Cross Buns

So, what exactly is a Hot Cross Bun? It is simply a spiced sweet bun, typically made with currants or raisins, marked with a cross on the top. It is traditionally eaten on Good Friday or during Lent. But, it is also quite popular for Easter morning.

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blueberry lemon hot cross buns

These citrus hot cross buns make a clever twist on an Easter classic.

Blueberry and Lemon Hot Cross Buns



  1. Mix the bread flour, yeast, sugar, cinnamon, oil, 2 tsp sea salt and 350ml warm water in a bowl with a spoon first, and then with your hands.
  2. Add the zest and continue to knead (or use a mixer fitted with a dough hook) for around 10 mins until it feels less sticky. Shape into a ball, return to the bowl and cover.
  3. Leave to rise for about 1 hr or until doubled in size (or leave in the fridge overnight).
  4. Knock the air out of the dough. Gently knead in the frozen blueberries.
  5. On a floured surface, shape into eight buns. Put the buns on a baking tray lined with baking parchment (no more than 2cm apart) and prove somewhere warm for 1 hr or until well risen.
  6. Heat oven to 375° F. Then, brush the bun tops with milk.
  7. Mix the plain flour with water to make a paste, transfer to a piping bag and pipe crosses on top.
  8. Bake for 25-30 mins or until golden and risen. Brush with the maple syrup while still warm.

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