Orange, cranberry & white chocolate hot cross buns

This looks amazing!

Something sweet something savoury


I do love a hot cross bun. I’m certainly not against buying them from the supermarket but I do enjoy making my own at Easter time. I’ve tried lots of recipes over the years but this one adpated from Paul Hollywood’s “How to Bake” is the best I’ve tried.

There are a lot of stages to this recipe, but believe me it’s worth it the end!

Orange, cranberry & white chocolate hot cross buns
Makes 12

500g strong white flour
10g fast action yeast
10g salt
75g sugar
120ml warm milk
120ml cool water
2 medium eggs, beaten
40g soft unsalted butter<em
Finely grated zest of two oranges
150g dried cranberries
100g white chocolate chunks

Place the flour in a large mixing bowl. Add the salt, sugar and yeast to the bowl, keeping the salt and yeast separate. Add the warm milk, soft butter, eggs and half the water…

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