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Hot Cross Buns with Raisins

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Hot Cross Buns with Raisins

Hot Cross Buns with Raisins - Traditional and comforting

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Nutritional values

The raisins contained in the Hot Cross Buns have it all: 100 grams of the dried fruit provide 5 grams of fiber - even with this relatively small amount, the dried grapes contribute to an increased feeling of satiety and a functioning digestion. Flaxseed oil contains alpha-linolenic acid, a polyunsaturated fatty acid that has a regulating effect on blood pressure and can inhibit inflammation.

If you like, you can also prepare the Hot Cross Buns with wholemeal flour - this provides even more fiber, vitamins and minerals. 

1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie382 kcal(18 %)
Protein11 g(11 %)
Fat9 g(8 %)
Carbohydrates63 g(42 %)
Sugar added3 g(12 %)
Roughage4.4 g(15 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.3 μg(2 %)
Vitamin E0.8 mg(7 %)
Vitamin K2.6 μg(4 %)
Vitamin B₁0.4 mg(40 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin3.4 mg(28 %)
Vitamin B₆0.2 mg(14 %)
Folate54 μg(18 %)
Pantothenic acid0.8 mg(13 %)
Biotin6.8 μg(15 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.2 μg(7 %)
Vitamin C1 mg(1 %)
Potassium287 mg(7 %)
Calcium59 mg(6 %)
Magnesium50 mg(17 %)
Iron2.3 mg(15 %)
Iodine4 μg(2 %)
Zinc1.8 mg(23 %)
Saturated fatty acids4 g
Uric acid54 mg
Cholesterol65 mg
Complete sugar13 g


4 ozs milk (whole)
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp flaxseed oil
2 Tbsps butter
4 ½ ozs Pear juice
¼ oz Dry yeast
1 egg yolk
¼ Organic orange
1 ¾ ozs raisins
15 ¾ ozs whole spelt flour (+ 1 tablespoon for working)
½ tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp Powdered sugar from Raw cane sugar
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Preparation steps


Bring milk to a boil in a saucepan and remove from heat. Add honey, flaxseed oil, and butter and mix well. Pour pear juice into a large bowl and dissolve the yeast in it. Stir in egg yolk and orange zest, then mix in raisins. Sift 14 ounces of flour over it, add cinnamon, 1 level teaspoon salt, and the honey milk. Work everything into a smooth, pliable dough. Cover and let rest in a warm place for about 30 minutes.


Briefly knead dough for Hot Cross Buns on a lightly floured work surface, return to bowl, and let rest again in a warm place, covered, until about doubled in volume, about 30 minutes.


Divide dough into 6 portions, form into balls, place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and let rise again, covered, for about 30 minutes. Mix 2.5 Tbsp flour with 1 tsp powdered sugar and stir with 3-4 tbsp cold water until smooth. Fill mixture into a piping bag with a small smooth hole nozzle and pipe crosses onto the Hot Cross Buns dough pieces.


Bake rolls in preheated oven at 200 °C / 400 °F for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Remove and let cool on a cooling rack for 5 minutes. Lightly heat and mix the remaining powdered sugar with 1-2 tablespoons of water, then brush the rolls with it. Allow glaze to dry and offer Hot Cross Buns cooled or lukewarm.