Hot cross bun/Húsvéti zsemle


Hot Cross Buns                     hot cross bun


30 grams yeast
1 1/2 cups milk
60 grams butter
1 egg, beaten
5 cups plain flour
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
60 grams sultanas
60 grams currants
30 grams mixed peel


1. Mix all dry ingredients with half the flour in a large bowl.

2. Heat butter, milk and beaten egg until lukewarm.

3. Add liquids to dry mixture and beat 2 minutes.

4. Stir in remainder of flour until soft.

5. Knead on slightly floured board.

6. Cover dough in bowl with cloth and let rise for 30-40 minutes.

7. Punch dough down and divide into 24 buns and place on greased tray and allow to rise again.

8. Bake in moderate oven for 20 minutes.

9. Mix a little milk with 1/2 cup icing sugar, then brush on buns to make crosses.


Hot-cross buns are traditional to many English-speaking countries. Originating in Britain.

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