Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns!
Hot cross buns!
One ha’ penny, two ha’ penny,
Hot cross buns!

The “Hot Cross Buns” are traditional sweets, eaten on Good Friday. They are small pieces of spicy cakes, also called buns, made with different kind of fruits (currants, raisins, or candied citrus fruits) and decorated with a white cross. 

Have a go at baking your own Hot Cross Buns this Easter with our very own Jersey Dairy recipe. 



– Mix the flour and add the salt, sugar & spice.

– Rub the butter in with your fingertips and pour in the dried fruit. Sprinkle the yeast and stir in.

– Warm the milk and beat with the eggs then pour into the dried ingredients.

– Shape the dough into buns on a floured surface.

– Place on a baking sheet, loosely cover in cling film and leave in a warm place for 1hrs until they double in size.

– Once the buns have risen, heat the oven to 220.

– Mix the plain flour with 2 tbsp of water to create a paste and place into a plastic food bag.

– Create a small slit in a corner of the bag, and pipe crosses onto the top of each bun.

– Bake for 12-15 minutes until the buns have risen and turned golden.

– Brush the fresh buns with golden syrup and don’t forget to serve with Jersey butter.


Top Tip – serve with a frothy coffee and a splash of  La Crémière Salted Caramel Sauce which is made locally at Woodlands Farm using Jersey cream and butter.