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Breadmaker Hot Cross Buns

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Sharing my warm and fluffy Breadmaker Hot Cross buns with you, right from the oven! I started this recipe in my bread maker and cut all of the hard work. Traditionally, these are eaten today, but you most certainly can make this Easter morning for your family. They are so delicious and my house smells amazing right now! Easter is one of my favorite holidays and I love having these buns every year, as a symbolism of Jesus’ crucifixion and his burial. It is a great way to teach your children about why we celebrate Easter as well! I hope everyone has an amazing Easter Holiday with your loved ones! Cheers and Enjoy!

breadmaker hot cross buns

Breadmaker Hot Cross Buns

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 1 hour Cook Time 18 min Rest Time 5 min Total Time 1 hr 23 mins Servings: 4 Best Season: Spring



Preparing the Brioche Bread

  1. Place the milk, eggs, butter, sugar, raisins, buttermilk,  salt, flour, and yeast in the bread maker and choose the dough program. Once the cycle has completed, let the dough rise in the breadmaker for a hour.

  2. When an hour has passed, sprinkle a little flour on a pastry board or cutting board and begin making 105 gram balls with the dough. This recipe makes approximately 6 dough balls. Roll each dough ball very well so that they are very smooth. Place all dough balls on a baking sheet atop of a lightly greased parchment paper. Beat the egg for the egg wash in a small bowl and gently brush the tops of each dough ball. Bake at 375 degrees for 18 minutes. Once they are done, set them aside.

  3. In a small bowl mix your powdered sugar and vanilla extract and scoop it into a piping bag. Make your cross on each bun. Serve warm and ENJOY!!

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  1. Thank you for sharing your Bread-maker Hot Cross Buns recipe with me. I love buns and can have it throughout the year any day any time. Perfect to have during breakfast and even with soups. Being able to make your own buns is a plus for me. I love knowing the ingredients in what I eat ,that is why I prefer to bake my own cakes and buns.

    1. Hi Diana! Welcome! I’m glad you’re enjoying the recipe. Yes, I do too! I LOVE Bread! Now that I have a bread maker it is easy-peezy! Thank you for your feedback, and Cheers!

  2. I love hot cross buns but have never tried making them. Thank you for this easy and well-explained recipe. I never realized it was so easy to do.

    I normally make muffins with raisins and the recipe says to soak the raisins in boiling water for a few seconds before using them. Could you do this here as well. I find it makes the raisins nice and plump and juicy.

    1. Hi Michel! Welcome to the site and thank you for your feedback. Yes, you most certainly can but it is not needed for this recipe. As long as your ingredients are fresh it will be very juicy in the baking process. 👍 Once you make it, please do share your results, as well! 

  3. Thank you so much for this amazing recipe!  I am going to enjoy these hot cross buns for sure!  The ingredient list looks so simple and easy, and I have all these around at home.  I do worry about the difficulty level, as I am a terrible cook, so I wonder, is there a particular breadmaker you recommend on using?

    1. Thanks so much for your feedback, Jessie! Yes, it’s super easy! I can attest to that and I think my breadmaker allievates a lot of stress. I use the Cusinart breadmaker, you can find it in the ‘Shop Ayoola’s Kitchen’ section of the site. Amazon also has a conglomerate of other breadmakers too, but I love the Cuisnart brand because it’s user friendly, not too pricey and very durable. 👍🏼 I hope that insight helps and when you make your buns please do share! Cheers!

  4. These buns look delicious I gotta admit. Nice brown colour. I will certainly try your recipe and invite some friends over. They will sure love it.

    These will taste amazing with some cheese, sallad, cucumber and tomotoes. I might also bake it for my daughter who loves bread. It will make a nice lunch meal. 

    Thanks for sharing with us. Keep up the good work. I will bookmark your site for future recipes. Anything else interesting for dessert? 

    1. Fatoumata, Welcome! I’m so glad you love the recipe! Yes, they pair well with many things! Please do share when you make it okay, and yes, for desserts… I have a recipe for delicious air fryer donuts you HAVE to try! Cheers and thank you so much for the feedback!

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