Harvest Newrybar's Hot Cross Buns recipe



1.15 kg bakers flour
32 gms salt
175 gms sugar
167.5 gms butter (soft)
125 gms eggs - about 2 eggs
500 ml water
About 30 gms yeast
175gms dried sultanas
175gms dried currants
60 gms dried orange peels
60 gms dried diced apricots
25 gm mixed spice
Zest of 1/4 orange


100gm flour
100gm water
10ml olive oil

500ml water
500 g sugar
Orange peel of whole orange



1. Put all ingredients into a bowl and mix until thick consistency
2. Set aside


1. Put all ingredients into a pot and reduce on the stovetop on medium to high heat for 5 min.
2. set aside


1. Soak dried fruits in room temp water for at least 1 hour

2. Mix flour, salt, sugar, butter, eggs, spices and yeast by hand/electric mixer with dough paddle until dough is stretchy

3. Allow dough to rest and proof for 20 min

4. Put the fruit in and mix again, folding fruit through mixer

5. Let dough rest for 30 min

6. Cut dough into 30 even pieces and shape into a “bun” shape by hand, leaving them to proof on an oven tray until double the size

8. Fill a piping bag with the “crosses” mixture, and pipe crosses across each bun before baking *Note, you can fill a sandwich bag with the mixture and cut a corner off in place of a piping bag if need be.

9. Bake at 175º C for about 20 min or until golden brown

10. Apply glaze immediately while still warm

11. Enjoy with generous lashings of butter!