Easter recipes

Our best-ever hot cross bun recipes

There's no need to visit your supermarket when you can create fluffy, sweet, sticky buns at home.
Easter baking ideas

We’ve pulled together a collection of our best hot cross bun recipes, with every variation – from the classic fruit recipe, to a more modern chocolate version. There’s a gluten-free hot cross bun recipe for those with allergies, and some cute cookies to give out as edible gifts for adults and children alike.

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Mini choc chip hot cross scones

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Mini choc chip hot cross scones

A super fast and easy recipe for classic hot cross scones with the distinctive chocolate cross on top.

Cheat's hot cross bun dessert

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Cheat’s hot cross bun dessert

Cheat’s hot cross bun dessert

Got a few leftover hot cross buns or a packet from the supermarket? Here is an easy dessert idea to use them up.

easter hot cross bun pudding

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Easter hot cross bun pudding

Just in case leftover hot cross buns are an issue in your home, you could do a lot worse than use them to make this delicious hot cross bun pudding!

HOT CROSS BUN Scones

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Hot cross bun scones

Hot cross bun scones Combine the moist, crumbly texture of homemade scones with the fruity flavours and spices of hot cross buns.

Hot cross bun cookies

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Hot cross bun cookies

Hot cross bun cookies

CHOC-CHIP Hot Cross Buns

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Best ever choc-chip hot cross buns

Traditionalists may scorn at the inclusion of chocolate in this best ever hot cross bun recipe, but we think there is a place for the humble choc-chip. Either way, enjoy them hot from the oven with lashings of butter.

Fig, maple and walnut hot cross buns

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Fig, maple and walnut hot cross buns

Packed full of delicious dried figs and chopped walnuts and finished off with a sticky maple glaze, these easy hot cross buns are the perfect way to jazz up the standard Easter buns we know and love.

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Hot cross buns

Fill your home with the scent of Easter with these beautiful hot cross buns.

Easy hot cross buns

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Easy hot cross buns

This easy hot cross buns recipe is great for beginners.

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Mini choc-chip hot cross buns

These mini chocolate chip hot cross buns are perfect for smaller morning tea snacks.

Noughts and Crosses chocolate chip Easter Buns

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Noughts and cross white chocolate hot cross buns

These [white chocolate chip hot cross buns] have adorable pink noughts and crosses on top to create a fun and festive Easter treat.

Hot cross bun cookies

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Hot cross bun cookies

These adorable hot cross bun cookies have all the same beautiful flavours and are great for Easter gifts, or smaller mid-morning snacks.

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Chocolate bread and butter pudding

Try this hot cross bun chocolate bread and butter pudding as a delicious way to use up leftovers.

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Gluten-free hot cross buns

Try our gluten-free hot cross bun recipe to enjoy all the flavours of Easter, even with allergies or intollerances.

CHOC-CHIP Hot Cross Buns

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Choc-chip hot cross buns

The best ever choc-chip hot cross buns recipe, straight from The Australian Women’s Weekly Test Kitchen. Make them yourself this Easter.

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Easter bun pudding

This cinnamon and pear Easter bun pudding is another fantastic way to use up extra hot cross buns, and makes a brilliant autumn dessert.

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Overnight hot cross buns

Straight from the oven or lightly toasted, these fruit-studded buns are a Good Friday breakfast ritual dating back centuries. This recipe is from our cookbook Baking from our Test Kitchen Collection.