Updated: Nov 28, 2019
A traditional Brittish Hot Cross Bun is a soft, spiced sweet bun. There is a lot of history and variations to these buns. But I have tried to stay as traditional as possible while continuing to honor the traditions that have made these a staple in many homes. Historically these buns are eaten on Good Friday, but have become popular year-round in Great Brittian, Ireland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and some parts of the US.
These buns are made from a sweet yeasted dough that is spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and are speckled with plump raisins. The cross is made from a simple dough made from just flour and water. After they come out of the oven they are covered in homemade golden syrup. The lightly spicy and sweet bun can be enjoyed with dinner, as a dessert or just by itself.