From classic to contemporary, vegan to gluten-free and savoury to sweet, any one of these hot cross buns recipes is bound to delight kids and adults alike
A hot cross bun is traditionally a sweet and spiced bun with dried fruit and the marking of a cross on top, usually eaten on Good Friday in a number of countries around the world. Take your pick from these extra-special suggestions for hot cross buns below.
Cheesy hot cross buns
The traditional Easter bread gets a savoury spin with cheddar and Parmesan. Serve warm with homemade soup. For the full recipe, click here.
Vegan hot cross buns
What says Easter better than hot cross buns? Try this vegan version, using dairy-free spread and almond milk – cinnamon, mixed spice, sultanas and citrus bring all the traditional flavours. For the full recipe, click here.
Lemon & marzipan hot cross buns
A zesty twist on an Easter favourite, serve with creamy lemon curd and watch these tasty hot cross buns disappear. For the full recipe, click here.
Flaouna-style hot cross buns
A flaouna-style hot cross bun for a Cypriot twist on our favourite Easter bake. Add halloumi cheese and a sprinkling of sesame seeds for a flavour sensation. For the full recipe, click here.
Double choc hot cross buns
An indulgent twist on a traditional Easter treat. If you’re a chocolate orange fan, add some zest to the dry dough and soak the raisins in orange juice. For the full recipe, click here.
Gluten-free hot cross buns
Paul Hollywood’s fruity bakes are just as delicious when you make some simple swaps to make them wheat-free. For the full recipe, click here.
Next level hot cross buns
Forget shop-bought and make your own hot cross buns. The beauty of making your own is that you can pack in the spices and dried fruit you want, making them extra special. For the full recipe, click here.
Chocolate checkerboard hot cross buns
Take a classic Easter treat to another level and bake our chocolate hot cross buns. Split the dough to make dark chocolate orange and white chocolate cherry buns. For the full recipe, click here.
Hot cross cinnamon buns
Combine a hot cross bun with a cinnamon swirl to make these moreish hot cross cinnamon buns. Perfect for Easter, they’re topped with a cream cheese icing. For the full recipe, click here.
Blueberry & lemon hot cross buns
These citrus hot cross buns make a clever twist on an Easter classic. Try them with a spoonful of lemon curd for a delicious, decadent breakfast. For the full recipe, click here.