Hot cross buns are a few round buns have a cross over and which are typical of the British Easter. They are also an easy recipe and that you are always satisfied because they come out very well without you difficulty and the result is amazing, so at home not only prepare them at Easter, because we love them.

Its origins are ancient and although it is not known well where have their origin, what is known is that centuries ago accompanying Easter it in Britain. They are usually made with raisins, but as I am not very of raisins in the bakery, I've decided to make these with nuggets of chocolate and orange and the truth is that I couldn't be happier with the result.

The mass has no you difficulty, and endures well up to 2 days if they are well covered with plastic wrap, although at home never last more than one round.

They are also a formidable air freshener. The House smells glory when they are baking and when they come out of the oven cuisine is a feast of freshly baked buns, chocolate and orange aromas. There are many versions. I made the mistake of making this the first time and already I had no desire to make others. And although they are Easter, at home took them at breakfast on Thursday Holy, after the procession of the expiration in Malaga.

I hope you will bother to prepare them because they are really easy, but if you have any doubt, you leave the full video.


For the rolls:

  • 450 g of flour strength
  • 50 g butter
  • 14 g of dry yeast bakery or 50 g fresh yeast
  • 80 g sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 100 g of dark chocolate
  • zest of two oranges
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and cloves)
  • 150 ml of semi skimmed milk
  • 50 ml of orange-blossom - optional (sorry but isn't rosewater as I say in the video, I was wrong.) But it is optional. The second time I made them I didn't you orange blossom water because it was not me, and replaced this amount by milk. They were delicious as well that if you don't have water of orange blossom, no worries, they will be os great also)
  • 100 ml of orange juice

For the crosses:

  • 50 g melted butter
  • 110 g flour
  • 8 tablespoons of water

For glaze:

  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tbsp. orange juice


Slightly heat milk with orange juice and rose water (you should only lose the cold but non to be hot because then the yeast would not act).

In a large electric mixer Bowl, put the flour sifted with salt and cold butter cut into cubes and with the tip of your fingers crumble. Add the yeast, sugar, spices and orange zest.

Pour the liquid over the flour mixture and mix well. Turn on the blender and mix at medium speed for 5-10 minutes.

Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead the dough until it is elastic and not be sticky. Cover with lightly oiled cling film (I always like my Cap shower that attaches to any size Bowl and thus not waste film role), and let cálido(el horno apagado es el mejor sitio para mi) somewhere until it doubled its volume (an hour to) approximately).

Chop the chocolate (and orange) if we will put and add it to our mass. Knead until blended well. Fformar rolls (must be between 18 and 20), and place them in a tray for baking (greased or covered with baking paper). Cover with lightly oiled cling film and leave again in a warm place for about 45 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 190 degrees function air warm (if there is no air then Preheat to 210 degrees). Mix the butter with the flour and water to make the crosses. When there are no lumps and the mixture is smooth, well, pass the mixture to one manga pastry (or a bag of frozen) cutting tip, and draw a cross on each bun.

Bake for 13-15 minutes until browned.

Meanwhile, prepare the glaze. To do this, gently heating the sugar and orange juice until sugar dissolves. Paint the hot buns, and allow them to cool completely. Enjoy love!

Tips and Tricks

  • You can add two tablespoons of cocoa powder to taste chocolate raisins instead of chocolate or these rich scones
  • They can be frozen and they hold in an airtight Tin until 3 days
  • Preparation time: 3 hours
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Servings: between 18 and 20 buns

Use of cookies

This web site uses cookies so that you have the best user experience. If you continue browsing you are giving your consent for the acceptance of the aforementioned cookies and the acceptance of our cookies policyClick the link for more information.

Cookies notice

Pin It on Pinterest