Wel-Made Baking Mix Recipe Series: Hot Cross Buns

Makes: 6 buns

Dough Ingredients:

  • 2.5 cups/275g Cambrooke Wel-Made Baking Mix 
  • 2.5 tsp/10g yeast, active dry
  • 2 tbsp/25g sugar
  • 1 tsp/6g salt
  • 1 tbsp/15g vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cups/177ml lukewarm water
  • grated rind of 1 medium orange
  • 1 cup/144g currents
  • 1 tsp/2g ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp/2g ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp/2g ground cloves

Icing ingredients:

  • 7.5 tbsp/60g confectioners sugar, powdered
  • 1 tsp water

Optional: Syrup (any) and butter to serve.


  • Soak yeast and sugar in water for 10 minutes or until alive and frothy.
  • In a large bowl, mix Cambrooke Wel-Made Baking Mix and salt. Gradually add yeast mixture and oil until a firm dough is formed. Add more baking mix if needed.
  • Add all remaining dough ingredients and knead to combine for 4-5 minutes. Cover with film and let the dough prove overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Divide dough into 6 large balls. Cover and leave for another 30 minutes, to prove and increase in size even further.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F and bake buns for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Brush over syrup whilst hot (optional).

Icing Directions:

  • Gradually add water to sugar until a thick paste is formed.
  • Fill a piping bag with the icing, and draw a cross on each bun.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 333 kcals
  • Phe: 51mg
  • Protein: 1.56g

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