Recipe by Michelle Chen
"Whole wheat hot cross buns from scratch."
Hmm. None of these ingredients are on sale today.
Show ingredients on sale
Sort stores by
Save money at local stores when ingredients are on sale!
Watch video tips and tricks
active dry yeast
1 1/4 cups
warm milk (110 degrees F)
whole wheat flour
candied mixed fruit peel
egg, lightly beaten
I made this for the nursing home I worked at and everyone loved them. I also took some into work and they enjoyed them. I have never made hot cross buns before and found this receipe easy. I did sub all white flour because I didn't have the whole wheat flour. I hope more people try this one.
What did I do wrong? Followed the recipe to the letter, even purchased new yeast to ensure freshness. I am not a novice bread maker, yet this dough didn't rise after two hours!
These came out very good. I substituted raisins for the currants and chopped dried apricots for the candied fruit peel. Also, I did icing crosses instead of pastry ones. I did end up adding an extra 3/4 cup of flour, although that may have been because I started with 2 cups whole wheat and 2 cups all-purpose.
This is a terrific whole wheat flour recipe. I used golden raisins instead of currants, and I left out the candied fruit. These are easy to make and taste great, though they might be a little too sweet for some people to have with dinner.
The recipe seems to work well, I might need to perfect my bread making skills a bit
I decided to make these without the cross as indicated, instead I used a powdered sugar and sour cream frosting. The buns are delicious! I like the nutmeg more than I thought I would! The candied peel gives these a taste of holiday bread! Thanks for this great recipe!
I used whole wheat pastry flour and the bun itself turned out tender and flavorful. I had trouble with the topping. The dough was difficult to roll out. We ended up rolling each piece by hand but the crosses mostly cracked and fell off. I will make this again but use frosting or some of the dough for the crosses.
Fantastic! I switched out the honey for molasses, and added raisins...wonderful, hearty, and healthy!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Hot Cross Buns II
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 296
Pile it into a tomato half, load it into a wrap, or spread it on bread. Chicken salad does it all.
Broccoli salad makes a great side dish or a light main dish on a warm night.
Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!
See how to make classic Easter yeast buns with your bread machine.
See how to make perfect, buttery homemade hot dog buns with toasted sides.
Simple homemade buns will add a gourmet twist to your next BBQ.